Nomination: Drempelprijs 2018
The interactive installation ‘I’m caring, not sharing’, makes teenagers aware of their sharing behaviour. The general consensus about sexting is ‘it’s their own fault when nude photo leaks’ and ‘just don’t do it’. Because of all negative attention sexting seems to be a big problem among young people, even though it can be healthy experimental behaviour during sexual development. Complications arise only after a violation of trust; if the footage is spread or being used as blackmail. This is called shame sexting. This term is important because the problem is not the sexting itself, but the shaming of people is. Besides, the victim gets blamed, while he or she is not the one who sent it all over the world. Without spreaders, there would be no shame sexting!