SEXTING AS A RISKY BEHAVIOR AND THE PARENTAL MONITORING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ADOLESCENTS
[SEXTING AKO FORMA RIZIKOVEHO SPRAVANIA A MIERA RODICOVSKEJ KONTROLY Z POHLADU DOSPIEVAJUCICH]
Tomas Turzak – Viera Kurincova – Katarina Holla
Sexting as a risky behavior of adolescents is determined by the family environment, by the family structure and by the quality of mutual relations in the family. The aim of the study was to explore the relation between the frequency of self and peer sexting and parental monitoring from the perspective of adolescents. The research involved 790 respondents - (adolescents aged 12-18 years) who were administered the modified questionnaire "Cyberbullying and sexting" (modified by K. Holla).
The results suggest that adolescents who do not talk to their parents about online risky behaviour are more likely to report that they engage in peer-sexting. There is a relationship between parental monitoring of adolescents' online activity and sending and receiving erotic and sexual material from their friends.
family environment, parents, adolescents, risky behaviour, sexting, virtual world, parental monitoring