The first is that teen sexting is illegal, being considered as child pornography and may result in criminal charges. The increased prevalence of this sexual behaviour, in older youth in particular, corresponds to their increasing interest in sexual exploration and identity development. But even 4 percent represents a significant number of teens who have sent nude images of themselves. And to discuss the potential consequences of sending sexts. Have Your Say Display comments New to commenting? Older teens are also sexting more often than younger teens.
Many teens have been jailed and placed on probation all because of sexting.
Teen Sexting and Why It Is Dangerous
Follow us on social media. A felony conviction may also affect future employment opportunities, such as those offered in law enforcement and other high-security clearance positions. It is illegal for anyone to knowingly send to any person under the age of 18 matter considered to be "harmful. If we address these issues together, we can achieve the ultimate goals of keeping children safe and reducing their risk of exploitation both now and in the future. Furthermore, the court may order the forfeiture and destruction of the computer or digital devices used. So, what is sexting?