Amy Adele Hasinoff: How to practice safe sexting
Amy Adele Hasinoff - Communications researcher
Amy Adele Hasinoff studies gender, sexuality, privacy and consent in new media. Full bio
to talk about sex for a long time.
with a man that she met over the telegraph
and I am a sexting expert.
I think you do too.
the media attention to it began in 2008.
panic about sexting.
about the wrong thing.
sexting from happening entirely.
what's the problem with sexting?
that you may not be into,
like anything that's fun,
to someone who doesn't want to receive it,
private images of others
is think a lot more about digital privacy.
are thinking about sexting
about consent at all.
criminalize teen sexting?
it counts as child pornography,
and shared it willingly.
bizarre legal situation
can legally have sex in most US states
passing sexting misdemeanor laws
make consensual sexting illegal.
to try to address privacy violations.
by just making dating completely illegal.
but can you guess who does?
by their partner's parents.
racism or homophobia.
of course, smart enough
against teenagers, but some do.
at the University of New Hampshire
possession arrests are teens,
the same thing as teen sexting.
are also responding to sexting
too much about consent.
just don't do it.
there are serious legal risks
for privacy violations.
as you were told, right?
my kid would never sext.
may not be sexting
odds are they will be sexting.
above 50 percent for 18- to 24-year-olds.
isn't sexting just so dangerous, though?
leave your wallet on a park bench
if you do that, right?
at your boyfriend's house.
these privacy violations,
of our private information.
raises privacy concerns.
major debates about privacy
that were relatively new at the time.
people were worried about cameras,
more portable than ever before,
would capture information about them,
and widely disseminate it.
now with social media and drone cameras,
can amplify and bring out
with a dangerous new technology.
it looks so safe, right?
was to try to change drivers' behavior,
and enforced them through fines.
of the car itself is not just neutral.
came together over time
that a new technology causes.
with digital privacy.
your private information,
comes from anti-rape activists
for every sexual act.
for consent in a lot of other areas.
consenting to that medical procedure.
like with an iTunes Terms of Service
and you're like, agree, agree, whatever.
we can have better privacy laws.
that many protections.
is a terrible person,
and upload them to a porn site.
to get those images taken down.
if you took the images of yourself
file a copyright claim.
violates your privacy,
or a company or the NSA,
that digital privacy is just impossible.
to punish anyone for violating it.
asking me all the time,
the line between public and private
is not just automatically public.
Helen Nissenbaum tells us,
of information that's private,
if it's digital or not.
just share them with anyone.
is held in digital databases,
just post your purchase history online.
privacy violations after they happen,
we can all do is make personal changes
and update your privacy settings.
you wouldn't want the entire world to see.
with people we trust all day, every day.
Janet Vertesi argues,
they're not just personal,
that's really easy
you share anyone else's information.
of someone online, ask for permission.
someone's nude selfie,
help us protect each other's privacy,
on board as well.
incentive to help protect our privacy
depend on us sharing everything
to anyone that you want.
if that image was forwardable or not?
have my permission to send this image out.
to protect copyright.
send it out to as many people as you want.
that tech companies add these protections
as the default.
the color of your car,
about digital privacy and consent,
for the sake of her privacy.
with her high school boyfriend,
around the entire school.
her classmates harassed her.
and her grades dropped.
to end her own life.
that she could trust.
equivalent to child pornography.
this nude image of herself,
horrible, shameful thing.
is impossible in digital media,
her boyfriend's bad, bad behavior.
to victims of privacy violations,
what to say instead, try this.
who broke their leg skiing.
and it didn't end well.
not going to be the jerk who says,
have gone skiing then."
of privacy violations
harassment or punishment.
and we can prevent some privacy violations
individual and technological changes.
the issue is digital privacy.
of a privacy violation comes up to you,
let's do this instead:
about digital privacy,
About the speaker:Amy Adele Hasinoff - Communications researcher
Amy Adele Hasinoff studies gender, sexuality, privacy and consent in new media.
Why you should listen
Amy Adele Hasinoff investigates how we think about communication technologies as both the cause of and solution to social problems. She wrote a book, Sexting Panic, about the well-intentioned but problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law and education. The National Communication Association described it as "[T]he rare book that advances scholarly conversations while also promising to enrich family conversations around the dinner table."
Hasinoff is an Assistant Professor in the communication department at the University of Colorado Denver. She publishes regularly in scholarly journals and books and wrote an op-ed about sexting for the New York Times.
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