Permanent Picture: Teen Sexting and Parenting Tips to Protect Your Child

Did you know research reports children as young as 10 years old involved in sexting, and 54 percent of teens know peers who have sexted? Besides minors putting private pictures on permanent display, there are serious emotional, legal, and sometimes physical consequences of sexting. Here are the facts about teen sexting, the consequences, and helpful parenting tips for educating, preparing, and protecting children.

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Permanent Picture: Teen Sexting (And What Parents Should Do About It)

Four words: The value of privacy. For parents, instilling this particular value in children and teens at this particular time is no easy feat. But then again, is there anything easy about parenting?

In the age of selfies, sexting, and oversharing, teaching our kids not to blast their business all over the Internet is the new potty training. ~ Elle C. Mayberry

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4 comments on “Permanent Picture: Teen Sexting and Parenting Tips to Protect Your Child

  1. Wow, this is all pretty crazy. I’m glad my kids are too young for this right now, but I’m afraid what this will be like when they get older. No smartphones for them! Thanks for sharing at the Manic Mondays blog hop!

    • I laugh, because you always find a way to fit humor in, but I get it. It is daunting, especially when you consider the rate at which technology and social media evolve. But when the time comes, you’ll find it’s also manageable. 🙂 Thanks for featuring these vital tips on your blog, Meredith!

  2. Thanks for this info. It’s a topic that comes up a lot in our house. And too true about internet etiquette being the “new potty training”!

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