The world of social media has given us so many good opportunities however dangers lurk, especially for girls!
What is sexting?
Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, or images, primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others. It may also include the use of a computer or any digital device. The term was first popularized early in the 21st century and is a portmanteau of sex and texting, where the latter is meant in the wide sense of sending a text possibly with images – Wikipedia.
The use of smartphones and social media apps to ‘sext’ is increasingly high amongst teenagers and the most vulnerable are females. Parents, or anyone concerned, needs to understand that the likeliness of teens receiving sexual content is increasing on a daily basis, thanks to the world of tech.