By Rebecca Pirius , Attorney. Sexting has become especially common among teenagers many of whom are minors and can easily be used to bully or harass. States have taken various approaches to address teen sexting. Some have enacted laws prohibiting sexting between minors. These laws tend to have penalties that aren't as severe as when an adult sexts with a minor.
Sending nudes can have dire consequences. So why are N.L. teens still doing it?
6 Things Teens Do Not Know About Sexting But Should
Overwhelmed by the sudden influx of messages, images and information, Mira promised her parents she'd guard against digital dangers. Today, she's on her third smartphone, but she's no less wary. Mira, along with as many as one in four teens in North America, battles a particularly nuanced threat. Despite its legal status as child pornography, teen sexting — sharing raunchy or explicit images, or requesting them from other minors — quietly percolates in the digital underworld.
6 Things Every Teen Needs to Know About Sexting
Unders who want nude pictures or videos of themselves removed from the internet can now report the images through an online tool. The service - from the Internet Watch Foundation and Childline - aims to help children who have been groomed, or whose partners have posted photos of them online. The IWF will examine the images and try and remove them if they break the law. It says the tool is a "world first" and could help many worried children.
Using your phone to send a sexual picture may seem like no big deal. This is usually done through text and social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. All participants voluntarily agree to participate in the exchange of sexually explicit messages; and. Any picture or video of a youth under 18 years old who is naked or semi-naked, or engaging in a sex act is considered child pornography according to s.