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article 11 December 2012 UK
Generation sex: explicit pics 'the norm' for teens
'Sexting' is just part of life, teenagers tell Channel 4 News (Getty)

Sending and receiving explicit naked pictures is everyday life for teenagers aged between 13-16 across Britain - and it is changing how they see sex, a Channel 4 News investigation reveals.

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article 11 December 2012
Generation sex: is it time to answer teenagers' questions? (screengrab)
by Let's talk about sex: website answers teens' questions

From a "sextionary" to myths about contraception, one NHS and council-led website is confronting the sexualisation of teenagers head-on, as Channel 4 News's Generation sex series hears.

video 19 August 2014 UK

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Porn 'a part of everyday life' for teenagers - video debate

"They (boys) explain to us how they expect us to act... from watching it (porn) online" - two young women share their views as a report suggests pornography is a part of every day life for teenagers.

article 25 November 2013 UK
What do teenagers think is acceptable when it comes to sex? Channel 4 News can reveal government research which shows teenagers understand the concept of consent - but they don't always apply it. (G)
by Sex and teenagers: new research reveals 'blurred lines'

What do teenagers think is acceptable when it comes to sex? Channel 4 News can reveal government research which shows teenagers understand the concept of consent - but do not always apply it.

article 11 July 2013 UK
A new survey has found parents are failing to understand terms their children are using online (picture: Getty/Wordle)
Do you know WTF your children are saying online?

Parents are failing to get a handle on internet slang, new research says, making it more difficult to detect if children are involved in dangerous or illegal online practices. So how much do you know?

article 12 December 2012 UK
What happens if teenagers get in trouble for inappropriate use of the internet? (Getty)
Q and A: sex, porn, teenagers and the law

As part of Channel 4 News's Generation Sex series, Donald Findlater of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation looks at how to help teenagers stay safe, and on the right side of the law, online.

article 12 December 2012
Generation sex: teenage sex and the law
Generation sex: teenagers fall foul of law

Channel 4 News investigates an increasingly sexualised generation of British teenagers - and how young people looking at explicit images may be unwittingly committing a crime.

article 11 December 2012 UK
Generation sex - your response to our investigation.
by Generation sex: what do you think?

Our Generation sex investigation found that "sexting" and hardcore porn are just part of everyday life for today's teenagers. Here are some of your responses.

video 11 December 2012 UK

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Generation sex: 'porn as education' - video

Teenagers talk to Channel 4 News about sex in the digital age - naked pictures, porn and the pressure to conform. Warning: this film contains explicit language.

article 11 December 2012 UK
Sex for schoolkids in the 21st century is digital, Channel 4 News finds (Getty)
Generation sex: the new rules of the playground

Forget a fumble behind the bike-sheds. Sexting and watching porn are just part of growing up nowadays, as Rachel Seifert finds out as she talks to teenagers for a Channel 4 News investigation.