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It’s important to keep in mind, too – whether or not sexting is illegal for people of any age in your state, province, or country – there can be significant psychological consequences, if coercion’s involved or if consensual sexting turns into a violation of trust between two people (if one partner later shares photos without the other’s consent).
There’s a broad range of motivations behind sexting – from digital flirting or attention-seeking to an aspect of sexual interplay to dating abuse or blackmail.
Many children do not actually disclose what happened; it is up to attentive adults to recognize hints.But it can definitely be a form of victimization either from the outset or after a break-up or conflict in a relationship.These two types of victimization, premeditated and reactive, are what education about sexting’s risks needs to focus on: * Sexting as sexual harassment.There are many different forms of bullying: Cyberbullying involves the use of communication technologies such as the Internet, social networking sites, websites, email, text messaging and instant messaging to repeatedly intimidate or harass others.Cyberbullying includes: Cyberbullying affects victims in different ways than traditional bullying.