Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital AgeConsiderations for Clinicians, Legal Professionals and Educators

Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital AgeConsiderations for Clinicians, Legal Professionals and Educators

Fabian Saleh, Albert Grudzinskas, and Abigail Judge

Print publication date: Apr 2014

ISBN: 9780199945597

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The nexus between the digital revolution and adolescent sexual behavior has posed significant challenges to mental health practitioners, attorneys, and educators. These digital technologies may facilitate dangerous behaviors and serious consequences for some youth. This online resource considers adolescent sexual behavior in both clinical and legal contexts and provides a basis for clinicians, legal professionals, educators, policy makers, parents and the general public to understand the impact that technology has on human growth and development. It fosters an interdisciplinary dialogue within the text, and subjects covered include "sexting," social networking, cyber-sexual harassment, commercial exploitation of children, and child pornography.