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As Dean notes, “[r]isk is a way—or rather, a set of different ways—of ordering reality, of rendering it into calculable form.It is a way of representing events so that they may be made governable in particular ways, with particular techniques, and for particular goals. In Part I, we map and trouble the way in which academic, police, and child protection responses to consensual teenage sexting emphasize the practice’s relationship to embodied risks (including mental, physical and sexual health and bodily integrity), financial risks (including ‘future prospects’), intimate risks (such as sexual assault and ruined reputation), and legal risks (including criminalization of minors and their parents) 9.In some instances, parents will be at risk of Criminal charges if their child’s phone is in their name While the legal risks of sexting have loomed large in media and crime control coverage as well as academic responses to the practice since 2008 11, also present in these warnings are references to the intimate and financial risks that sexting may pose to minors’, and particularly to girls’, reputations and future prospects [10,27].
Subsequently, provincial and federal policing units across Canada released warnings about the myriad risks that sexting poses for both teens and their parents.Recognizing that the adjective risqué derives from the French , literally meaning ‘to risk’ 8, we nevertheless start from the position that “Nothing is a risk in itself; there is no risk in reality.But on the other hand, anything can be a risk; it all depends on how one analyses the danger, considers the event” (, p. We propose that extant frameworks, which conflate consensual and nonconsensual sexting and which equate both with negative risks that purportedly outweigh the value and benefits of the practice, rely on a calculus that is fundamentally flawed.In addition to police issued warnings, a growing number of quantitative studies continue to focus their attention on sexting’s prevalence and its correlates to embodied sexual risk behaviours .
Most popular among the empirical work in this area are studies examining the links between sexting and ‘high-risk sexual behaviours’ such as having multiple partners, having ‘friends with benefits’, performing and receiving oral sex, using alcohol and drugs while having sex, and engaging in unprotected sex [35,36,37,38,39].
In Part II, we suggest that research examining consensual adolescent sexting and young people’s rights to freedom of expression consider alternative theoretical frameworks, such as queer theories of temporality, when calculating the risk of harm of adolescent sexual imagery.