Texting, Sexting and Teens: Is it worth Your Future? | Families
In today’s fast-paced world, texting and instant messaging has become commonplace among most of the population with people of all ages enjoying the quick and easy text message as a way to hold an on the run conversation.
With time consumption being the very essence of the latest technology and how efficiently and quickly it operates, in-person conversations have become a thing of the past as texting technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated. Banks have even gotten into the game by providing bank statements and balance alerts through text messaging.
Text messaging has become the way to communicate for many, from adolescents to senior citizens with the largest population of texters being teens. They can be seen walking and talking with a friend and texting at the same time without even having to look at the keyboard.
However, all texting is not safe or innocent. Texting can quickly go from text messaging to “Sexting”. So what is sexting? Sexting is a popular name that combines the words "sex" and "texting" and is used to describe the exchange of sexually charged photographs or sexually-explicit conversation through a cell phone or any device that can send and receive text messages. Sexting can also include images or conversations sent through email or instant messaging.
When adults privately send sexual images and exchange in sexual conversation, it is not a crime. However, when minors are involved in the exchanges, it could lead to the charge of internet sexual exploitation of a child.
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