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But for teens who do sext, there are both psychological and legal risks, especially if coercion is involved and the images wind up being distributed beyond their intended audience. Sexting is certainly not just a teen issue, but these tips are specifically for teens and parents of teens. Scroll down for tips for both parents and teens.
There are a number of reasons to think twice or three times, or four times, or fifty times before sending a nude photo of yourself to someone electronically. But, if you're under the age of 18, there's at least one big, glaring, serious reason: you and the recipient could be charged with trafficking child pornography. If you think this sounds crazy, it is exactly what happened in Greensburg, Pennsylvania after two teenage girls send nude photos to some teenage boys.
When Erin was 17, she went along to a seminar with her year 11 class where she was told not to photograph herself naked — and definitely not to send such a picture to someone else. An older woman who had experienced first-hand how badly it could go wrong warned that repercussions could come at once, if the image was shared without her consent, or in the future, if it came to the attention of potential employers. This was coming from a fairly liberal and progressive school.
Updated November 07, Fewer teenagers are sending nude pictures of themselves than first thought, new research from the Federal Government's eSafety Commission has revealed. In Australia and New Zealand, researchers found fewer than 1 in 20 teenagers send nude images of themselves despite 90 per cent believing most of their peers do it.
Let's start with a legal puzzle. In a small town in North Carolina, at some point over the past year or so, a teenaged couple took naked photos of themselves on one of their phones. In February, the couple, by then 16, were arrested and charged.
A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time the photos were discovered, had to strike a plea deal to avoid potentially going to jail and being registered as a sex offender. Experts condemned the case as ludicrous.
Over 70 schools — including Thomas More College and Glossop High School in SA — were specifically targeted by the users with rewards of more photographs offered if someone could provide the requests. It was reported that one user had offered as many as nude images of various girls in exchange for just one of a certain girl he was after. Another had been searching for images of a girl for five years.
The impulse to make a nude self-portrait is neither new, nor specific to kids. The cell phone plus camera technology that makes dissemination easy is, of course, new. As are the multiplying criminal charges against teens for distributing child porn i. A year-old girl from central Pennsylvania, for instance, faces child pornography charges after police say she sent nude pictures of herself over the Internet.