Social researcher Maggie Hamilton details the degradation of teenagers by teenagers, including in Tasmania, via electronically sending sexually explicit photos. This is seen as a further consequence of the sexualisation of children, the easy access to online pornography and a society in which being sexy is seen as being grown up. This all results in the formation of a teenage culture which leads not to wellbeing but to degradation.
This disturbing report finishes with a helpful ‘How to protect your kids against sexting’. See Technology fuelling sexting craze: study, May 12, 2009