A recent study indicates that 25% of teens admit to sexting each other. Dr. Michelle Drouin stopped by the Digital Parent Podcast to discuss sexting and online relationships. Dr. Drouin discussed how dating apps such as Tinder has become a social lubricant for teens to make dating and courtship easier to manage.
Dr. Drouin is a developmental psychologist (B.A. Cornell University, D.Phil. University of Oxford), professor, and internationally-recognized speaker on technology and relationships, including online relationships, social media, and sexting. Dr. Drouin’s research on sexting, social media, and mobile phone addiction has attracted international attention, and she regularly provide interviews for television, radio, newspapers, and magazines. Her research has been cited in a number of prominent news sources including CNN, NPR, MSNBC, CBS News. Dr. Drouin also serves as an expert witness for sexting, social media, and online relationship cases.
Dr. Drouin and I discussed the psychological reasons for teens sexting each other and why they are using apps such as Tinder. Here are some of the questions that Dr. Drouin and I discussed on this episode.
Some Questions I Asked Michelle about Sexting Apps:
- Are parents able to actual stop teens from sexting?
- Are teachers engaging in sexual coercion with students?
- How have dating apps impacted online relationships?
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- Why teens use apps as a social lubricant
- Why boys sext girls and why girls sext boys
- How sexual coercion take place on line?
- How sexting lead to interpersonal violence
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