uKnowKids provides the following tips on sexting for parents:
- Talk about ramifications: Make sure the child understands that sexting as a minor is a federal crime and that he/she can be prosecuted. The ramifications are severe and can ruin their future whether it’s applying to college or a job.
- Talk about self-esteem: Both teenage boys and girls have self-esteem issues as they are growing up so it is imperative that parents discuss that it’s alright to be a little unsure of themselves but sexting isnot the answer to coming out of their shell.
- Use a Parental Intelligence System: It is the parent’s job to make sure to keep their child safe and the only way to do that is to monitor their phone calls, text messages, and social media sites. It’s important to stop any situation before it becomes a catastrophe.
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