The New Technology Victims: Sexting and Grooming | Abstract

Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319-8834


The New Technology Victims: Sexting and Grooming

Marta Vizcaino Rakosnik

With Internet, there is a new way of communication. The main characteristic with no precedent is the immediate information exchange with no clear rules.The sexual content has increase during this new digital era, mainly because Internet makes possible to collect and distribute a large number of sexual content in an easiest and fastest way ever. The sexting term is usually use to the sending and receiving of sexual content messages, like photos or images mainly thought smartphones. This is quite a new way used by young kids and teenagers. The sexting attitude can end having very negative consequences for the minors, that can be expose to grooming. Grooming is a major crime, this happens when an adult wins the trust of a minor and by lying the adult gets personal information and images with sexual content from the the minor. From here, the adult can coerce the minor to meet him. The grooming and the sexting can be a vital stress factor with deep psychological consequences for the minor and even in suicide attempt.

Published Date: 2021-01-28;


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