My 14 year old son is sexting through txt msgs and skype...

Sails - posted on 10/23/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




How do i get him to understand that it is extremely inappropriate and what actions should i take to prevent this?


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/23/2012




When we caught ours sexting, we explained to him what a sexual predator was, exactly how he'd be prosecuted, and what the jail terms would be. We also explained what pornography was, and why he'd be prosecuted for child porn if he continued, and if the girl's parents decided to pursue the subject.

But, then again, I don't pull punches or sugar coat anything. If my kids are being stupid, then they're called out on it. Fortunately for our experience, the young lady's family were close friends of ours, and between the four parents, we determined how it would be handled. Both sets of parents handled it exactly the same.

He hasn't done it since. Neither has she. Its been 2 years since the last episode.


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Starr - posted on 10/24/2012




I agree with the poster below but my child would also lose their phone/computer privileges as well. Disable the text messaging on his phone (thru your provider) and put the computer in the living room or kitchen where there isn't much privacy. After some time give it back on a trial basis but be wary that just because you don't catch them doing it doesn't mean they aren't. They could be just sneakier about it.

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