Katerina Lopez , Assistant Editor May 29, Late on a Saturday night, a teen girl sits in her bedroom when she receives a Snapchat from the older guy she likes. She opens it, excited, until she reads the content of the Snapchat. She hesitates. What if the pictures get out? She finally decides to send the picture, hoping that doing so will make the guy like her.
6 Things Teens Do Not Know About Sexting But Should
Kids send nude photos online every day. Millions of times a day, actually. In middle school, roughly 50 percent of students admit the same. My point? Kids sexting and sending or selling nude photos online is common. If you are ok with your child being a part of those statistics then read no further.
Each person has all the freedom in the world to take that nude selfie for themselves or for their lucky partners, but not everyone is safe from the harsh consequences of the Internet. You might not be as much of a celeb like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, or Scarlett Johansson, but here's a little truth bomb for you: as soon as you decide to store that sexy photo on the online Cloud, you are automatically risking your privacy and increasing the likelihood that your photos will be hacked and posted online. Like most other things, it all boils down to gaining money and leverage. Hackers know that they can monetize on the bare bodies of the world's most famous celebrities, and this practice continues to happen way more frequently than we like to admit. What about for us Average Joes and Janes who are worried about keeping nudes on our phones?
Think sexting and a lot of things come to mind… Fun. Even romantic. People have been creating and exchanging erotic imagery, photos and letters for centuries. Even teens and young adults do it, despite the risks involved.