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More than any other fact, teenagers must learn that sexting is against the law. Parents won’t have much influence if they set up ultra strict rules about digital media use, because teens will find other ways to get online, like at school or at a friend’s house.
There are several things that parents can do to help ensure that their teenager doesn’t send or receive explicit images.
Sending near nude or nude pictures via mobile phone is growing more popular with teenagers and parents across the country are scrambling to make sure their teenagers are aware of the dangers of sexting.
Girls are more likely to send sexually explicit pictures than boys. Many teens report that they forward explicit photos on to others ever get caught, it emboldens other teens and suddenly sexting is everywhere.
Set Up a Healthy Home Environment
Teens who live in a well-adjusted home, have high self-esteem and are active and healthy are less likely to feel pressure to sext or to succumb to peer pressure to do so.
A healthy home also establishes good relationships between parents and children, opening the doors for communication.
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Monitor Teens Social Media and Cellphones.
This doesn’t mean parents must check on their teens at all hours. Instead, random phone checks and access to a teen’s social media accounts for occasional inspection are usually enough to make teens nervous about getting caught with any explicit images on their devices.
Explain the Consequences of Sexting
Paint a vivid picture about what happens to teens who send explicit photos of minors, including jail time.
Use recent news stories of perpetrators your state to illustrate the situation. Having clear, real and shocking consequences in mind can discourage many teens from even participating.
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Set Limits on Social Media Use
Many families have situations or times of the day where cellphones are banned such as at dinner. Keeping teens of f their phones for all hours is another good way to limit all night chat sessions and so forth. Another option is to keep phone chargers in the parents’ room so the teen cannot access them once in bed.
Educate Teens on What to Do.
Not only is creating a sexually explicit photo and sending it considered sexting, but so is simply forwarding such an image. Even asking for sexually explicit photos of another is part of the overall problem. Parents need to teach teenagers what to do if they receive a sext and how to proceed before they get into trouble.
Parents who remain calm and reasonable are more likely to be approached by a teen than parents who are emotional and judgmental."
Parents who do all these steps will create an open, communicative environment where teens are educated, aware and confident enough to resist the thrill or the pressure to engage in sexting.
Like most things in life, parents can only build a solid foundation for what they want their teens to do, but with wisdom and compassion teens are more likely to make the right choices when it comes to sexting.
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