Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: ship, but where often one person hopes to be. Teens explained how sexually suggestive images have become a form of relationship currency. These images are shared as a part of or instead of sexual activity, or as a way of starting or maintaining a relationship with a significant other. They are also passed Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 150 along to friends for their entertainment value, as a joke, for revenge or for fun. Teens explained how sexually suggestive images have become a form of relationship currency. These images are shared as a part of or instead of sexual activity, or as a way of starting or maintaining a relationship with a significant other. They are also passed along to friends for their entertainment value, as a joke, for revenge or for fun. Some teens also described the pressure they feel to share these types of images. One high school girl wrote: l When I was about 14 -15 years old, I received/sent these types of pictures. Boys usually ask for them or start that type...
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