Children warned over ’sexting’ risksFebruary 8th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Teenagers and children have been warned about the dangers of what has become known as ‘sexting’.
Sexting is all about sending sexually explicit images to a partner. The rate at which the practice is taking place has got some organizations to warn about the possible dangers associated with the practice. A recent survey has reveled that about 20 percent of 11 to 17-year-olds have received sexually explicit images or sent it themselves.
A new video has been released by Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to warn of the risks associated with sexting. The 10-minute video is about a young girl who sent sexually explicit pictures of herself to her boyfriend and later found the pictures on the Internet. That got the girl distressed in the video.
CEOP warns teenagers and children to think twice before they click on the send button. They warn that once the pictures get on the phone or the computer of the other person they could be bullied with the pictures.
In the survey that was mentioned earlier, Beatbullying questioned more than 2,000 young people. The researchers determined that about 70 percent of those that claimed they have received explicit images confirmed that they knew the sender.
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