You never think it can happen to your child. We think we know everything about our sweet kids, but the reality is, we have no idea what really happens behind closed doors—or, shall we say an internet chat room. Mother, investigator, and Medium. These pervs for lack of a better word sent Ryan numerous pictures of their genitalia, asked her to pose sexually for them not caring at all when she said she was 11 years of age , and more. Most of us on the team have kids, some of them the same age as the personas I play.
Teens and Sexting: What Is It and What Can Parents Do?
Teenage Sexting Statistics | GuardChild
Most teens today are comfortable with documenting their lives online. Posting photos, updating their status messages, sharing rapid-fire texts, and being a click away from friends are the new normal for teens. But this "always on" culture also creates an environment where teens can make impulsive decisions that can come back to haunt them. One example of this has been in the news a lot lately: sexting. When people take and send sexually revealing pictures of themselves or send sexually explicit messages via text message, it's called "sexting.
6 Things Every Teen Needs to Know About Sexting
What are these teens texting about? Sexting is the term used to describe sending and receiving sexually explicit messages, or nude or seminude photographs or videos electronically primarily between cell phones, but can occur between any media-sharing device or technology — ie, e-mail or the Internet. Sexting has been a recognized occurrence for several years and is a global practice among teens and young adults. Despite its prevalence, we know very little about this phenomenon.
Today's teens are always connected. They live out their lives online and in the public eye. They share photos on Instagram, tweet live from concerts, and message their friends instead of calling. But sometimes teens don't make wise choices about what they're posting, sharing, or texting. And, one impulsive decision can affect their lives for years to come.