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.
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Sexting is making sexually suggestive images and sharing these images using mobile phones or by posting them on the internet and social media. The images might be photographs of yourself or someone else naked or partially naked. You might think that sexting is something risky, dangerous and illegal. For teenagers, sexting is often fun and consensual. Your child and her friends might also see sexting as part of building relationships and self-confidence, and exploring sexuality, bodies and identities.
Sexting: What Parents Need to Know
But for teens who do sext, there are both psychological and legal risks, especially if coercion is involved and the images wind up being distributed beyond their intended audience. Sexting is certainly not just a teen issue, but these tips are specifically for teens and parents of teens. Scroll down for tips for both parents and teens.
TWO Sunshine Coast teenage girls who sent naked photographs to a male student have become part of a "frightening" trend sweeping through schools. Police say the problem of "sexting" is widespread among young students at some Sunshine Coast schools, with most unaware of the criminal nature of their actions. Any digital image, distributed or taken, of a child under the age of 17 is classified as child-exploitation material. Police were made aware of an incident where two girls, who were under 17 years of age, from St Andrew's Anglican College at Peregian Springs had allegedly sent naked photographs to a male student, who shared the pictures on social media, although no official complaint was made to police.