The Internet has opened up possibilities both in the right way and in the wrong direction. You can get to know about every topic under the sky by a click. You can get to know various people online through various social media, and therefore extend your friend circle a bit more. You can interact with more and more people and get to know about the culture and the place they belong to. But every coin has two side to it, and if one side of that is understanding and interacting with new people, then the other hand is trolling, sexting, abuses.
Consequences Of Sexting
Sexting is a trend among the teenage kids, which is related to sending each other nude pictures and having a sexually exciting chat. To them, it is a hookup, a temporary infatuation. What they do not realize is that there come with sexting many dire consequences which might emotionally scar them forever. The first consequence is humiliation and abuse; there is no guarantee that the nude pictures which the two people are sending to one another will not be leaked or posted in public. If such embarrassing photos get out on the audience, then it might emotionally disturb the kid to a large extent. They might experience bullying if somehow these sext becomes public and other people gets to read this. Teens might even be blackmailed to continue with sexting; otherwise, their photos will be leaked. As this bullying, ridicule, embarrassment continues to increase; it might also force the kids to take their own lives. They might meet random people online and start texting with them, and they would never know who that person is for real. These pictures might resurface later and ruin the career, reputation, and friendship of the girl or boy.
How Can Parents Help?
Parents should be friendly with their kids so that they can open up to either mother or father about any problem. Parents or at least the one parent with whom the teenager is comfortable with, should sit down with their child and have a talk clearly explaining Sexting Consequences on Teens, and what they should do to avoid them. If you see that thing might be getting out of hand, then do not hesitate to complain about the police.
When it comes to as sensitive an issue as sexting, then it is the responsibility of the parents to deal it with their kids, but not in too harsh a way, so that they recoil and stop listening to you. Every teen goes to this kind of phase because they are then new to the dating world, so the parent must teach it to their child.