Definition: Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or pictures over a cell phone or other mobile communication device. Because the laws have not caught up with technology, sexting is a federal offense for teens as it is child pornography when one teen sends a nude picture of another teen or themselves to friends. Teens experimenting with this behavior could be labeled a sex offender legally for the rest of their lives.
Related Resources for Sexting
- Sexting:Teens Putting Sex and Texting Together
One resource I read called sexting 'the intersection of promiscuity and technology'. Learn more with this article.
- Give Your Opinion: Teen Sexting Laws
what do you feel the appropriate punishment should be?
- Parenting Teens Contracts Cell Phone Use
Agree with your teen that sexting isn't something you want them doing.
- Talk to Your Teen About the Tough Issue
Get a conversation going with your teen.