We created the Community Guidelines so you can help us foster and protect this amazing community. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Talk openly about personal responsibility, personal boundaries, and how to resist peer pressure. Serious threats of harm to public and personal safety aren't allowed. Lots of people might see it and it could be impossible to erase from the Internet, even if your teen thinks it's gone.
Even if the image, video, or text was only meant for one person, after it's sent or posted, it's out of your teen's control.
Sexting: What Parents Need to Know
Girls may sext as a joke, as a way of getting attention, or because of peer pressure or pressure from guys. Images can be captured as screenshots but the sender is notified and doing so is seen as a social faux pas. In seconds they can be out there for all the world to see. Since 2 Novemberno one can be prosecuted in the state for taking explicit images of themselves. As always, you own the content you post on Instagram.