Sexting any help will be appreciated

Liz - posted on 01/28/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




My 15 year old son was seeing a girl who began sending him sexually explicit photographs and sexting him via her cell phone. She is a few months older age 16. When we had a sit down with her parents, the dad said she was doing that since she was age 13. He even called her a sexual preditor. Both are catholics. the mother seems to want them to continue to date "as friends" We want no part of her, and have blocked cell phone and email access on our son's phone and computer. This is really sad. Should someone be notified about this as our son says she sends most of the boys in his class this sort of pornography. Thank you


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Sarah - posted on 01/30/2012




I would notify the police because she is under 18, this is child pornography. Perhaps if she is doing this a lot she may also have a mental disorder that is causing her to do this impulsive behaviour and she may need help.

Emma - posted on 01/29/2012




She is committing a crime and anyone who is in possession of those images is also in hot water.

Where i live (in South Africa) this falls under child pornography laws, the girl herself is making and distributing child pornography. and if your son is in possession of it or forwards it he could end up on the sex offenders register.

So to protect your son and his classmates (who hear could be arrested for possession and possibly distribution of child pornography) i would report the issue to your local police and child welfare ASAP !!!!!

This girls parents are endangering there daughter, By not intervening, those pictures will no doubt, have already made there way on to the internet in which case she has opened herself up to Adult sexual predators as well.

Good parenting on your part :-)

Liz - posted on 01/28/2012




Thank you so much. I also worry about this girl. Her parents seem so nice. Guess one never knows. Good advice. Thanks.

Kaitlin - posted on 01/28/2012




I want to start by saying I do not have children this age, but i do work with high school kids on a regular basis. So I don't have any 'real' experience, but here's my two cents anyway.

Yes. I would talk to your local authorities- school district and police. This is a serious issue and it is not okay. Shame on those parents for not taking away her phone. If she was my daughter she would loose her phone so fast her head would spin. And her computer. There are SO many ways you can monitor this kind of behavior (not that I'm a crazy helicopter parent, but if you were to come up to me with this issue, it WOULD be addressed, especially since they seem to be aware of the problem).

Gah. That is so horrible. It angers me that her parents are not addressing this. She could get herself into a lot of really bad situations like this. That poor girl. She needs guidance, consequences, and counseling. All in all, she needs parenting.

Sorry, that was a side rant. That's a really bad situation for you- I have two boys, I can't imagine what kind of technology will be available when they reach that age!

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