Cell Phone Safety
Sexting is the sending of sexually explicit messages and or pictures via cell phone or instant messenger. It is the equivalent of last millennium's Polaroid, an instant picture without the darkroom. These days sexting seems to be a rite of passage for most teens, yet sexting could have devastating consequences on their future.
In a recent survey of students from seven high schools in Texas, 57% of them had received a request to text or share naked pictures to someone, and almost a third of those (28%) had done so. These numbers are alarming, but there are some things parents and teens can do to prevent the long-term harm that can happen as a result of sexting: