The influence of social media on sexting among youth along with their emotional well being

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 (Ph.d., Scholar, PG & Research Department of Social Work, Bishop Heber College, Affiliated to Bharathidasan University Trichy, India)

2 (Vice Principal – Projects, Bishop Heber College, Affiliated to Bharathidasan University Trichy, India.)


Sexting implies to an art or activity used to send and receive of sexually explicit images, messages and videos via some form of electronic device. Even though sexting is not limited to youth it is also so common among the school children and its consequence on their well-being that have led to distress from their parents, educationalists, elders, psychiatrist , psychologist, religious institution and media . Today’s modern era youth lives online same time they don’t make appropriate choice of sending messages, images ,voice note and videos As adolescents are in the midst of major developmental changes: physical, cognitive, and social ones, and in a period of sexual exploration, understanding of sexting among adolescents is important.. Using SNS is very common today. Sexting Apps a have mini app and they allow the user to exchange sext, messages are hidden makes difficult for parents to find sites like Plenty of fish, Confide, Dust, Snap chat, Tinder, Match, for iPhone uses have separate app its Fem. For this reason, it is important that parents understand the nature of social media. Moreover, sexting can be part of a sexual-experimentation phase for youths who are not ready to involve in physical sexual action. In this study emphasised on most risks peer-to-peer; inappropriate content; lack of understanding of online privacy issues; and outside influences of third-party promotional groups along with emotional wellbeing