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‘It's only a picture’: sexting, ‘smutty’ snapshots and felony charges1

‘It's only a picture’: sexting, ‘smutty’ snapshots and felony charges1 Visual Studies, Vol. 24, No. 3, December 2009 RVST New Media Review ‘It’s only a picture’: sexting, ‘smutty’ snapshots and understanding of social norms and attitudes about felony charges photographic and pictorial communication, specifically Review by Richard Chalfen, Center on Media and Child reactions that call for private and public control of Health, Children’s Hospital Boston camera use and image dissemination. Ne New w M Me ed di ia a R Re ev vi ie ew w INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS SEXTING? INCREASED FREQUENCY The title of this article comes from a statement made by Marketing reports report that cell-phone sales, teenager Amanda Dagsher quoted in an article about ownership and use continue to increase both the current popularity of sexting. She said: ‘I mean, you domestically and internationally. According to Nielsen don’t have to have parents’ permission to send a Mobile, about 80% of teens aged 13–17 and 93% of those picture’ (Choi 2009). But in contradiction to the phrase aged 18–24 use cell phones and most of these have built- in my title, a photograph is always more than ‘only a in cameras. In turn, surveys tell us that sexting is being picture’. One extreme and tragic confirmation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Visual Studies Taylor & Francis

‘It's only a picture’: sexting, ‘smutty’ snapshots and felony charges1

Visual Studies , Volume 24 (3): 11 – Nov 18, 2009
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright 2009 Richard Chalfen
ISSN
1472-5878
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1472-586X
DOI
10.1080/14725860903309203
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Visual Studies, Vol. 24, No. 3, December 2009 RVST New Media Review ‘It’s only a picture’: sexting, ‘smutty’ snapshots and understanding of social norms and attitudes about felony charges photographic and pictorial communication, specifically Review by Richard Chalfen, Center on Media and Child reactions that call for private and public control of Health, Children’s Hospital Boston camera use and image dissemination. Ne New w M Me ed di ia a R Re ev vi ie ew w INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS SEXTING? INCREASED FREQUENCY The title of this article comes from a statement made by Marketing reports report that cell-phone sales, teenager Amanda Dagsher quoted in an article about ownership and use continue to increase both the current popularity of sexting. She said: ‘I mean, you domestically and internationally. According to Nielsen don’t have to have parents’ permission to send a Mobile, about 80% of teens aged 13–17 and 93% of those picture’ (Choi 2009). But in contradiction to the phrase aged 18–24 use cell phones and most of these have built- in my title, a photograph is always more than ‘only a in cameras. In turn, surveys tell us that sexting is being picture’. One extreme and tragic confirmation

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Visual StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 18, 2009

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