Adolescent Sexting: Myths, Facts, and Advice

Joris Van Ouytsel, Sheri Madigan, Koen Ponnet, Michel Walrave, Jeff R. Temple

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Adolescent sexting remains an important public health issue because of the potential for psychosocial and legal consequences. This article briefly reviews the current state of the science of adolescent sexting research. It serves as an up-to-date and data-driven resource to school nurses and school staff to help augment understanding and facilitate discussion regarding teen sexting. The review is structured along popular myths about sexting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-350
Number of pages6
JournalNASN school nurse (Print)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • cyberbullying
  • electronic media: public health
  • sexting
  • sexual risk behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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