7 Facts Parents Need to Know About Sexting


The video above, created by Covenant Eyes, offers seven facts that parents need to know about sexting among teens. Here are three additional tips for parents looking to talk to teens about sexting:

1. Never take images you would not want everyone to see.
2. If you forward a sexual picture of someone underage, you are just as responsible for this image as the original sender and may face legal charges.
3. Ensure your child or teen that you are a safe person to come to if explicit images are received. Explain the importance of reporting an incident immediately to a trusted adult prior to deleting the images.

Click HERE to learn more about this issue by downloading this free podcast by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Does Sexting Make you Vulnerable to Exploitation?