Posted on March 26, 2011


High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit, Altering Young Lives –

Her parents, recent immigrants, speak limited English and were not able to supervise her texting.

because english speaking parents monitor texts?

“You can’t expect teenagers not to do something they see happening all around them,” said Susannah Stern, an associate professor at the University of San Diego who writes about adolescence and technology.

“They’re practicing to be a part of adult culture,” Dr. Stern said. “And in 2011, that is a culture of sexualization and of putting yourself out there to validate who you are and that you matter.”

can we just think about that for a while… they’re practicing to be adults which = validation by being a sexual object. 😦  At leas the NY Times isn’t victim blaming this time.