Photo c GregorBister - Getty Images While researchers have seen a surge in anxiety in teens, particularly for those who spend a lot of time in front of screens , a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona explored the effect that taking selfies can have on the young people. However, the habit can become troublesome when teens, particularly young women, spend too much time stressing over which pictures to post. The team says this has been associated with an increase in appearance anxiety and body shaming. The focus on taking the perfect selfie seems to be encouraging girls to learn to see themselves as external objects for people to look at and admire. The girls answered questions about their typical selfie habits, including how often they take pictures of themselves and post them. Ultimately, the researchers learned that the editing process is what creates a lot of the unhealthy mental associations, such as body image issues or self-objectification, in young women.
Selfies could be a source of anxiety and body shame for teen girls
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Sexting or "sex texting" is sending or getting sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages, or video on a smartphone or through the Internet. Most teens have various ways to get online, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops all can be used in private. It's very easy for teens to create and share personal photos and videos of themselves without their parents knowing about it. Girls may sext as a joke, as a way of getting attention, or because of peer pressure or pressure from guys. Guys sometimes blame "pressure from friends.
Sexting: What Parents Need to Know
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. People born before the age of social media grew up largely offline, experiencing coming-of-age milestones like school dances and first kisses without the presence of smart phones. And as a result of this cultural shift, more and more kids are sharing provocative images of themselves online.
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