Texting & Sexting
- nude or nearly nude photos or selfies
- videos that show nudity, sex acts, or simulated sex
- text messages that propose sex or refer to sex acts
You might think that sexting is just a harmless way to flirt or show your boyfriend or girlfriend that you’re into them. But sexts can outlast your crush or even your relationship. Once you click send, there’s no way to get your pictures and messages back. Maybe your ex or friend will delete them after the relationship ends or you have a fight, but what if they don’t?
Sexting can cause serious problems whether you send them or share them. The pics might get sent around or posted online, where people like your family, teachers, and friends could see them. Sharing these pictures or messages without permission is a serious violation of privacy and isn’t ok. And if the pictures you send or share are of someone under 18 (even if that’s you), you could even be arrested for child pornography, which is a serious crime.
Resources : kidshealth.org