If parents didn't have enough to worry about before, there is a new worry and it's called SEXTING. It's serious, dangerous, has consequences and can ruin their children's future.
Sexting (a combination of sex and texting) is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronically, primarily between cell phones. It shows poor judgment when using digital technology by sending an image, video or text message of an explicit (adult) or risque nature to another individual.
While many may be shocked by it, "sexting" - sending nude pictures and making sexual advances via text message - is not unusual, especially for tweens and teens.
In January 2009, a survey of 1200 teenagers reported that one in five had sent explicit photos of themselves
In 2007, 32 Victoria teenagers were prosecuted as a result of sexting activity.Child pornography charges were brought against six teenagers in Greensburg, Pennsylvania in January 2009 after three girls sent sexually explicit photographs to three male classmates
In Fort Wayne, Indiana a teenage boy was indicted on felony obscenity charges for allegedly sending a photo of his private parts to several female classmates. Another boy was charged with child pornography in a similar case.
Police investigated an incident at Margaretta High School in Castalia, Ohio in which a 17-year-old area girl allegedly sent nude pictures of herself to her former boyfriend, and the pictures started circulating around the high school after the two got into a fight. The 17-year-old girl was charged with being an "unruly child" based on her juvenile status.
Two southwest Ohio teenagers were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor, for sending or possessing nude photos on their cell phones of two 15-year-old classmates.
It is imperative for parents to talk to their kids about sexting and its consequences. Communication is key!
This Sexting Dictionary will help you to understand the language your kids are speaking while texting.
1. 8 Oral sex
2. 1337 Elite
3. 143 I love you
4. 182 I hate you
5. 459 I love you
6. 1174 Nude club
7. ADR Address
8. ASL Age/Sex/Location
9. 420 Marijuana
10. NMU Not Much, You?
11. CD9 or Code 9 Parents are around
12. DUM Do You Masturbate?
13. DUSL Do You Scream Loud?
14. FB F*** Buddy
15. FMLTWIA F*** Me Like The Whore I Am
16. WIN Want It Now
17. FOL Fond of Leather
18. GNOC Get Naked On Cam
19. GYPO Get Your Pants Off
20. IF/IB In the Front or In the Back
21. TDTM Talk Dirty To Me
22. IIT Is It Tight?
23. ILF/MD I Love Female/Male Dominance
24. IMEZRU I Am Easy, Are You?
25. IWSN I Want Sex Now
26. J/O Jerking Off
27. Kitty Vagina
28. KFY or K4Y Kiss For You
29. KPC Keeping Parents Clueless
30. MorF Male or Female
31. LMIRL Let's Meet In Real Life
32. MOOS Member Of The Opposite Sex
33. WYCM Will You Call Me?
34. MOS Mom Over Shoulder
35. DOS Dad Over Shoulder
36. MPFB My Personal F*** Buddy
37. NALOPKT Not A Lot Of People Know That
38. NIFOC Nude In Front Of The Computer
39. BANANA Penis
40. P911 Parent Alert
41. PAL Parents Are Listening
42. PAW Parents Are Watching
43. PIR Parent In Room
44. POS Parent Over Shoulder or Piece Of Sh**
45. PRON Porn
46. Q2C Quick To Cum
47. RU/18 Are You Over 18?
48. RUH Are You Horny?
49. S2R Send To Receive
50. SorG Straight or Gay
51. IAYM I Am Your Master
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