It slows down the heart, relaxes us and gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Boys in particular are vulnerable, as they are generally more motivated by sex than girls (who tend to be more relationship-focused) and therefore more attracted to sexting.He was showing symptoms of addiction to his phone and withdrawal from the world.He was discovering girls, dating and sex – nothing abnormal about that – but because it was all happening online, it was affecting his nervous system in ways we are only just beginning to understand. For my generation (I am 44), the first hurdle we had to overcome was getting to whatever party it was where there might be some action.This sends a message to our brain that we are safe in this social space.Hearing the other person’s voice has a similar calming effect on the brain, when nerves in the inner ear are triggered by particular frequencies (notably the frequency most similar to a mother’s voice, which is usually the first safe relationship we encounter).Boys and girls now meet, date, flirt and even have sex online.
In a study by South West Grid for Learning and Plymouth University, 38 per cent of 13- to 18-year-olds said they had received a sexually explicit message and 39 per cent admitted sharing intimate images.
Receiving these positive visual and auditory signals makes us connected, compassionate and cooperative.
Our brain’s ‘social-engagement system’ is triggered. This gives a softness and warmth to our eyes and cheeks, making us expressive.
Having discovered the mass of digital evidence, she confronted him.
He said he had learnt about it from his elder brothers.
Nearly half did not see anything wrong with sending topless images and 56 per cent said they didn’t know whether their images and videos were distributed further than the intended recipient.