Law enforcement say they're investigating a lot of cases of nude photos being used for blackmail or other forms of control. But Gearman says it is something every parent needs to be aware of, perhaps even earlier than many people might think. Hegg says he constantly sees young students dealing with issues that involve sexting. Hegg says teens are particularly susceptible to this kind of lapse in judgement. But Captain Gearman says teens are not the only people sending and using nude pictures for control. Hegg says parents should outline their rights in a contract with their teen before they ever start using a cellphone.
The Dubuque school district is concerned about middle school students sending sexually explicit messages through texting. Administrators are trying to address sexting and dating violence issues before it's too late. On Thursday, the district held a summit with middle school students to better understand age appropriate relationships. One part of that summit included a session warning students about the dangers of sending nude pictures. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found 10 percent of high school students reported sexual victimization. That includes sexting.
7th-grader's sext was meant to impress a crush, but it nearly destroyed her
He then proceeded to pull up the photo and pass it around. I want to caution other girls not to do this. I feel bad for that poor girl!
She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a plunk sound as they hit the toilet water. The worst, the absolute worst thing had happened, and now, Maureen was sure, this was her only option. She could not show her face in the seventh grade.