Albury says that since we have the technology to do so, taking and sharing intimate pictures is "a different part of relationships now. Powered By Inquirer logo Subscribe. It's hard to know exactly how common sexting is among teens. Beyond that, questionable behavior online can haunt a college applicant or prospective employee years later. In fact, "some participants suggested that 'pictures' only become 'sexting' 'when a person gets offended by an image,'" her report states. Just as they might not consider how smoking now can lead to long-term health problems, they can be reluctant to curb their "share everything" tendencies now for the sake of their reputations later. Daily News logo Subscribe.
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And even though his high school talks to students about bullying in substance abuse, he says sexting has never been discussed or punished. Cyberbullying can have a significant impact on young people, with the potential for reputations to be destroyed and for young people to experience social isolation and depression as a consequence. But if what gets shared is a little too personal, your teen's reputation could be harmed. Sexting is relatively common among teens. Sexting seen as adult term In the meantime, recent research elsewhere suggests that when it comes to sexting, the crucial issue for young people is consent rather than what the images show. In seconds they can be out there for all of the world to see. It could be seen by lots of people, and it could be impossible to erase from the Internet, even after your teen thinks it has been deleted.