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Teen Sexting and Social Learning Theory


School of Criminal Justice


College of Community and Public Service

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This research examines the effectiveness of social learning theory in explaining teen sexting. Sexting, which is the act of sending, receiving, or forwarding nude or sexually explicit photographs or messages using a cell phone or other electronic device, has recently generated a great deal of media attention. Despite this increase in attention, there is a lack of scholarly research on the prevalence and nature of sexting and the correlates of sexting. The current research attempts to add to this scant body of knowledge by examining the ability of social learning theory to explain teen sexting.

Conference Name

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting

Conference Location

New York, New York

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