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Information on what these terms mean, tips for where to turn, and links to the best resources for further information. One in seven teens report that they are sending sexts, and one in four are receiving sexts, according to a study that appeared in JAMA Pediatrics. The practice is not illegal when photos are shared between consenting adults, but when minors are involved, sexual-exploitation and child-pornography laws can come into play, so great care is needed in the handling of sexting cases involving people under However, although there have been some highly publicized cases, prosecution of minors for distribution of sexting photos has been relatively rare in the U.
When someone uses pressure or coercion to get nude or sexually explicit photos from another person.
This kind of sexting can start out consensual but go very wrong — and harmful. Exposing or distributing very personal photos of someone without his or her consent is a violation of trust, and possibly, the law. With revenge porn the motive can be to embarrass, intimidate or harass the victim or there can be other motives.
Revenge porn images are sometimes taken with the consent of the victim, which may be legal, but — in many states — become a crime if they are distributed without his or her consent. Sextortion can also involve such images but can also result from hidden cameras, hacking or other surreptitious means of obtaining the images. To some extent, what to do depends on your age. That means that, if a student tells a trusted teacher about sexting photos, the teacher is required by law to report that information to law enforcement.
They need to know that, if you took the photos and they report them to the police, they could potentially cause criminal charges to be brought against the people involved. So in situations involving someone under 18, a good start might be seeking advice anonymously see the first option below.
These can be found all over the US and in many other countries. This is a good option if you prefer to remain anonymous while exploring how to proceed, and crisis lines can often refer you to a victim advocate or other legal adviser near you. In the U. The primary reason is fear and confusion about possible outcomes.
By reporting a peer, they feel they could make their situation much worse. There is nothing more effective than letting your child know — often and in different ways — that you are there for them no matter what.
If bad stuff happens to them and they level with you, let them know you will respectfully help them work through it, involving them every step of the way. Sometimes, when digital technology and social aggression are combined, anonymity is involved.
It helps to know that the context of most social aggression, harassment, or bullying — and even criminal behavior — that appears online or on phones is usually offline life. Ask your child to tell you the whole story from his or her perspective and widen the circle of conversation from there, starting with people you both trust to fill in gaps. Social media services like Facebook can sometimes help — certainly you can document the problem with screenshots. A legal adviser or victim advocate can help you gather evidence that can be used in a court or legal case.
But because online issues are generally rooted in offline relationships and everyday life, actual resolution — getting the person to stop — almost always happens a lot closer to home than a Web site, by working things out among the people involved or working with authorities. ConnectSafely is a nonprofit dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.
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