But for teens who do sext, there are both psychological and legal risks, especially if coercion is involved and the images wind up being sexting beyond their intended audience.
Sexting is certainly not just a teen issue, but these tips are specifically for teens and parents of teens. Scroll down for tips for both parents and teens. Various causes: There are also cases sleeping naked boy the teen is responding to peer pressure, bullying or even threats.
Teens Sending Nude Photos of Themselves or “Sexting”
In rarer cases, adults solicit images from teens. Possible consequences: The consequences of sexting can range from nothing at all to extremely serious. In most cases, nothing bad happens teens the image is never shared beyond the person it was sent to.
And as you know, digital photos are easy to copy and paste onto the Web, where they can be naked and searchable pretty much forever. Severe consequences: In cases where the images have been seen by others beyond the intended person, the consequences can be quite severe in terms of possible criminal prosecution, trouble with school authorities or serious social and psychological consequences including increased bullying, social isolation, shaming and severe anxiety, fear and depression.
Experts caution never to assume that any single incident or event is the cause of a suicide, but there have been a few tragic cases where teens have killed themselves after nude images have been widely distributed. Legal issues.