Hey parents. Are you sure you want your teenager to have their own cell phone? If so, are you sure you want to give them that unlimited texting package too?
A recent survey suggests that a large number of teens and young adults are finding a high-tech way of flirting and sharing suggestive photos and videos of themselves. Almost all cell phones are now equipped with a camera. Most of those cameras can also take short video footage. Combine the ability to take photos and video with the ability to send the photos and videos to someone else via a text message and what do you get? You get a disappointing trend among teens and young adults where sexually explicit media is being shared. Surprisingly (at least to me), females are more likely to send suggestive photos/videos of themselves to a male friend than a male is to a female.
If you thought monitoring your child’s sexual trends used to be difficult, how are parents supposed to handle this new trend? What do you think?