They do not have to feel forced into doing anything they are not comfortable with and they can come and talk to you if they feel pressured.
Once that message has been sent, there is no way of retrieving it.
As a parent you might never really know whether you’re teen has been involved in sexting, but by being able to talk things through with your teen you will have made them aware of the dangers they could possibly face.
For example, the other person to see this picture and then you can ask them what would they not be consenting too?
They may answer with other people seeing this picture.
Your teen might not be the one sending sexual content to others through sexting, but they might be on the receiving end.
Sometimes, images are sent round in group messages to everyone on a contact list so they may not have had any idea that they were going to be sent this.Young people who do this don’t often realise the consequences of it and this can be a form of sexualised bullying too.With the continued advances of technology, most mobile phones and tablets have built in cameras and most are linked up to email and social network accounts.There are many consequences of sexting and often when the image is originally sent it may be that the two people may have trust and set an agreement in place, however, this friendship or relationship may not always be harmonious and this is when images like these are not respected and can be posted as revenge or shown around carelessly to anyone else.Once someone hits send, they have ultimately lost control of that picture and where it may end up.A young person may feel under pressure to send or receive an image because they are worried that they will be bullied if they don’t get involved.