"My son is getting sexts from girls...will he get in trouble?"

According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, 1 in 7 teenagers reported having sent sexts. We want our kids to be safe and smart about what they share on their phones. But what do you do when someone else sends your teen an inappropriate text? This week’s Tips On Teens question tackles teen sexting:

“Our son has received several inappropriate pictures from girls at school. We don’t know if he has shared them with friends and frankly, we don’t know what to do about this. After we spoke with him, he is struggling with a lot of guilt. We don’t want him to get into trouble, but we also want to help protect these girls from doing this again. What happens if we tell the school?  If he told his therapist, is this something that would have to be reported to the police?”

 

Blog #92: "My son is getting sexts from girls...will he get in trouble?"

 
"My son is getting sexts from girls...will he get in trouble?"

According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, 1 in 7 teenagers reported having sent sexts. We want our kids to be safe and smart about what they share on their phones. But what do you do when someone else sends your teen an inappropriate text? This week’s #TipsOnTeens question tackles teen sexting: “Our son has received several inappropriate pictures from girls at school. We don’t know if he has shared them with friends and frankly, we don’t know what to do about this. After we spoke with him, he is struggling with a lot of guilt. We don’t want him to get into trouble, but we also want to help protect these girls from doing this again. What happens if we tell the school? If he told his therapist, is this something that would have to be reported to the police?” More information about the study: https://ifstudies.org/blog/how-many-teens-are-sexting For more info and past videos, please visit www.TeenTherapyCenter.com or join the conversation in our Facebook group Tips on Teens. To contact us by phone or email, please visit http://www.teentherapycenter.com/contact-us. #teenmentalhealth #teentherapy #parentingtips #parenting #parentingteens #parentingadvice #therapy #parentingkids #mandatedreporting

Posted by Teen Therapy Center on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

 

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