Top Sexting Tips for Teens and Parents

Sext messageIf you regret sending an image to someone, ask them to delete it and not  forward it on to others.

If the image has already been exposed to other people, speak to a trusted  adult to assist you in taking action.

If a sexting photo is sent to your phone, delete it immediately,

Never forward a sext. It makes the problem worse and impacts negatively on  the relationships and reputations of yourself and your peers.

Ask the sender not to send any more images – you can get in trouble legally  even if you did not want to receive the image.

You may have to block the sender’s number or seek advice from police if the  sending of sexting continues.

Parents should talk with their children and discuss sexting articles such as these below, with them to will help  them understand the impact of sexting

Sexting Recipe for a Perfect Teen Storm

Four Teens Arrested over Sexting at a Melbourne School

Sexting v Child Pornography

The Project – Get the message on sexting

Sexting – the Law

Read more:  http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/national-news/south-australia

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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