Children and sexting: The case for intergenerational co-learning

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Authors

  • Nicholas Lee
  • Angela Hewett
  • Jerome Turner
  • Alex Wade
  • Annalise Weckesser

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Warwick
  • Birmingham City University

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
JournalChildhood
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2018

Keywords

  • agency , co-learning , intergenerational , participation , responsibility , sexting , social media