Sexchatting

As seen in Table 1 of their publication, Mitchell et al.

Whether sexting is seen as a positive or negative experience typically rests on the basis of whether or not consent was given to share the images.

Nevertheless, Australian laws currently view under-18s as being unable to give consent to sexting, even if they meet the legal age for sexual consent.

Sexting has been promoted further by several direct messaging applications that are available on smartphones.

Fifteen percent of these teens also claimed to have received sexually explicit photos.

This suggests a consent issue of people receiving photos without asking for them.

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