Tips and advice on helping your child have safe and enjoyable experiences online. It is important to talk with your children about the possible consequences of sending or sharing intimate or sexually explicit messages, images, photos or videos. And there are ways you can help if things go wrong. Targeted advice is also available for anyone who may be experiencing image-based abuse. In a eSafety survey, 9 out of 10 young people aged 14 to 17 thought that sexting happened among their peers — as a kind of courtship behaviour. Find out more from eSafety research: Young people and sexting—attitudes and behaviours: research findings from the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
Sexting: What Parents Need to Know
Teens and Sexting | Pew Research Center
Within a few weeks of each other, two friends of mine in the Bay Area independently received a text with the same unsolicited photo of a woman's bra-clad, but otherwise exposed, cleavage sent from an area code in central Pennsylvania last month. Both of them, curious as to the provenance of the boobs, replied and asked who was texting them. It was clear some scam was afoot. But what was it?
Teen prosecuted as adult for having naked images – of himself – on phone
Sexting or "sex texting" is sending or getting sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages, or video on a smartphone or through the Internet. Most teens have various ways to get online, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops all can be used in private. It's very easy for teens to create and share personal photos and videos of themselves without their parents knowing about it. Girls may sext as a joke, as a way of getting attention, or because of peer pressure or pressure from guys. Guys sometimes blame "pressure from friends.
Updated August Washington passes new teen sexting law. On April 24, , Gov. We have published a new article with additional information about the new law. Skip to main content.