MTV News will premiere Sexting In America: When Privates Go Public this Valentine’s Day at 9 PM ET/PT. This 30 minute special examines how ‘sexting’ is impacting youth culture, relationships, the stakes involved, from legal to emotional, and how this trend is becoming a new frontier for teen dating abuse.
Additionally, Sexting in America: When Privates Go Public features young people talking openly about ‘sexting.’ Viewers will meet Ally [Pictured below], the ‘good girl’ in her high school who, at the age of 16, sent a nude photo to an ex-boyfriend after being pressured. Her reputation was destroyed overnight when the photo spread across the school and she quickly became the target of constant harassment.
Sexting in America: When Privates Go Public is part of MTV’s ‘A THIN LINE’ campaign [ATHINLINE.org], which empowers America’s youth to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse. Check it out for an interactive quiz. All Time Low and Boys Like Girls are helping MTV stop the spread of digital abuse through short digital clips that encourage young people to consider the thin line between virtual and reality, and words and wounds.