In some states the charges on a minor soliciting child pornography are the same as for adults, not to mention it could also prevent teens from receivingcollege scholarships and job offers.That's not to mention the embarrassment of having pictures of your nude body floating around the Internet. Set up parental controls on your teen’s electronic devices.Unfortunately, sexting isn't going away anytime soon.
If a teen knows ahead of time that this is part of the arrangement, and he/she has agreed to it prior to getting that new phone, then there are no surprises or problems. In order to fix the problem, you have to go to the root of it. Worse yet, you could be charged with the distribution of child pornography if a sexually explicit picture of a minor is being distributed.
Believe me if a teen wants that phone, tablet, laptop, etc, badly enough, there won't be a problem signing a fair contract with his/her parents. Taking, sending, or forwarding nude photos of anyone under the age of 18, including yourself, could get you slapped with hefty legal consequences.
If parents aren't tech savvy, or have controls set, they may never know their teen was breaking the rules. Research tells us that 76.2% of teens who were propositioned to sext admitted to having had sexual intercourse…now that's cause for alarm!
So, what do you do if you find out your teen is sexting? To top it off, new research indicates this problem is happening across prevalent ethnic minority (African American and Hispanic) youth as well.
While he is an adult who made his own decisions, while fully aware of the consequences, it brings up the issue once again of sexting and the repercussions of it.
If an adult can't escape the humiliation and embarrassment of sexting, how does it affect the life of a teen?
Many phone service providers have plans to limit calls or texts.
For a small fee each month some even provide an email or text telling you what numbers have been called or texted during school hours.
You don't need a phone, an IPod will work just fine. The message content will “disappear” after a few seconds, which leads some teen users to believe that sending sexts may be more secure than it really is.