I'm Terry Gross. How are social media, dating apps, sexting, texting, shaping the lives of teenage girls who spend many hours a day on their phones? How are girls' digital lives changing their social lives and sex lives, their self-image, self-esteem and self-confidence? My guest, Nancy Jo Sales, has written a new book exploring those questions. As part of her research, she spent two and a half years talking to girls in 10 states including New York, Florida, Arizona, California and Indiana.
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Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, select circle of artists. With the advent of photography, parents of all backgrounds could have pictures of their children, which were coveted as documents of their development and a way to show off their innocent beauty and charm to family and friends. Today, with smartphones and social media, we all have in our hands the means to broadcast our pride and joy to the world. Ninety-two percent of American children have an online presence before the age of 2.
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A Queensland tradesman who asked a pre-teen girl for nude photos as a birthday present had only celebrated the birth of his first child three months earlier. Jamie Robert Lanskey, 31, avoided jail for grooming a year-old girl online, despite his interactions being described at Cairns District Court as 'sexual and disgusting'. The apprentice electrician tracked down his victim on Facebook messenger where he lied about his age to try and get naked photographs, The Cairns Post reported. The apprentice electrician originally tracked down his victim on Facebook messenger where he lied about his age to try and get naked photographs and engage in sexually explicit conversations stock image. Lanskey told his victim he was 21 years old when they began talking in March Within three days of the conversation the victim's parents discovered the messages and reported the incident to police. But it took almost a year before any charges could be laid as officers sought to uncover whether any other children had been targeted. Lanskey faced Cairns District Court this week where he was given a suspended 18 month jail sentence.
In the photograph, the model is shown rising out of a bubble bath, suds dripping from her body. Her tight panties and skimpy top are soaked and revealing. She gazes at the viewer, her face showing a wisp of a smile that seems to have been coaxed from off-camera. In just over seven months, the model has become an online phenomenon. According to the posted schedule, new photographs of her — many clearly intended to be erotic, all supposedly taken that week — are posted online every Friday for her growing legions of admirers. Sparkle is one of hundreds of children being photographed by adults, part of what appears to be the latest trend in online child exploitation: Web sites for pedophiles offering explicit, sexualized images of children who are covered by bits of clothing — all in the questionable hope of allowing producers, distributors and customers to avoid child pornography charges.