Family Life. Giving your child the information might help them think twice before they act; she might even talk to you if she has ever felt pressured to sext. 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. But clearly they also need to be willing to go over more problematic scenarios, including what happens if the relationship ends, especially if photos have been sent. Remind them it is extremely easy for them to lose control of anything they share online or through text. Get Updates. Tips for Non-Tech Savy Mums:
As a parent, the first step is to get informed.
Finally, because children may not be able to truly grasp the seriousness and permanency of sexting, don't give them a smartphone without a safety provision. That includes adolescent romantic and sexual relationships of all kinds — happy, tragic, mutual, one-sided, healthy, abusive. Continue Reading.