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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.
EG that a minor can be charged with distribution of child pornography for taking and sending a picture of their intimate areas to another person. The court ruled that the statutory language allowed the charges, and deferred to the way the Legislature has written the law. Unfortunately, this means that, unless the Legislature amends the statute, any minor involved in sexting continues to be at risk of felony charges.
In some teen circles, sexting is an accepted occurrence that happens when people date or are interested in one another. In other instances, it is a one-time lapse in judgment. Regardless of the reason for it, the number of teens using the built-in cameras on their smartphonesiPads and other electronic devices to take nude or sexually-suggestive pictures is on the rise.
Often sexting is brushed off as harmless, or even considered a fun, normal way to flirt and explore a new relationship. Considering the potential risks of images being forwarded or posted online, it may seem shocking that teens are still up for it. As we will see, there are a number of different pressures teenage boys and girls face when it comes to sexting.
What are these teens texting about? Sexting is the term used to describe sending and receiving sexually explicit messages, or nude or seminude photographs or videos electronically primarily between cell phones, but can occur between any media-sharing device or technology — ie, e-mail or the Internet. Sexting has been a recognized occurrence for several years and is a global practice among teens and young adults.
The attention of a boy swayed a girl to make one of the most regrettable decisions of her young life. She immediately felt sick to her stomach, but the Seminole County middle-schooler pressed "send" on a text message containing a risque picture that circulated like spring fever among the boys at her school. The consequences of sexting are more than embarrassment — they can be criminal.
Rachel was in seventh grade when she got her first sext request. She didn't "I drew a picture and was like, 'Here they are! Like the girl whose fully naked likeness landed in Rachel's inbox a few years back.