By the time I was 15, half the girls in my year were getting similar images. And they may find themselves accidentally running afoul of laws designed to protect them, which apply not just to adults but also to kids. If all parties involved were 18 or over, however, there is no crime whatsoever. Far too common is the case where jilted former lovers have sent nude pictures of their exes after a bad break-up to classmates, friends, coworkers, and relatives. Dietitian reveals the five reasons she won't ditch pasta, For example, individuals who are dating might send each other nude pictures. There is no perfect technical solution to prevent kids from sexting, though tools like Bark and Visr can alert parents if their child sends or receives messages with explicit photos or language.
And a random sampling of 1, users of the Internet safety tool Bark found that 5 percent of sixth through eighth graders exchanged sexually explicit material electronically with another person.
Sexting in middle school?
It was dangerous and it made me feel constantly paranoid that pictures would get out. Closer to home, Thurston County prosecutors initially charged and year-olds with felony distribution of child pornography after a sexting incident in a Lacey middle school. Although Beth and the boy had only been dating a few weeks, they both deemed it wholly appropriate to swap pictures of themselves that would be seen as X-rated in any public forum. Welcome to the world of young love in the age of the smartphone. People my age should be asking each other for dates and getting to know each other first.