Children and Sexting: The case for intergenerational co-learning

Nick Lee, Angela Hewett, Clara R. Jørgensen, Jerome Turner, Alex Wade, Annalise Weckesser

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Abstract

Children’s sexting is presented as an emergent outcome of technology-based innovation in children’s peer-to-peer relations. We argue that it calls for creative responses that draw on adults’ and children’s understandings and views and on exchanges of these. We describe, and make the case for, intergenerational co-learning as a practice that could foster such creativity, as a pathway for children’s participation in the debate, and as a means by which media regulators, children’s service providers, and social media companies can consider and address their capabilities and responsibilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-399
Number of pages15
JournalChildhood
Volume25
Issue number3
Early online date18 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Agency
  • Co-learning
  • Intergenerational
  • Participation
  • Responsibility
  • Sexting
  • Social Media

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