School counsellors' views on sexting among students

Cribb, Courtney (2018) School counsellors' views on sexting among students. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Sexting is a relatively recent phenomenon that involves the sending, receiving and sharing of sexually explicit photos through cell phone messages and online social media platforms (Chalfen, 2009; Lenhart, 2009; Ringrose et al., 2012). Research has demonstrated that some youth are engaging in sexting and that this behaviour affects schools and school professionals. The present study was designed to explore school counsellors’ views on their experiences with student sexting. A qualitative research design was employed and semi-structured interviews were conducted with five participants. Results from this study were divided into three major themes: Prevention and Preparation, School Counsellors’ Roles, Responsibilities and Introspection and School Counsellors’ Perspectives on Specific Aspects of Student Sexting. School counsellors’ are in a unique position to support students. More research is necessary to establish effective sexting prevention and intervention strategies for students and proper training for school counsellors, staff and parents.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 13265
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-118).
Keywords: sexting, students, school counsellors, schools, sexually explicit photos
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: May 2018
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Sexting; Teenagers -- Sexual behavior; School counselors -- Attitudes

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