Sexting or "sex texting" is sending or getting sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages, or video on a smartphone or through the Internet. Most teens have various ways to get online, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops all can be used in private. It's very easy for teens to create and share personal photos and videos of themselves without their parents knowing about it. Girls may sext as a joke, as a way of getting attention, or because of peer pressure or pressure from guys. Guys sometimes blame "pressure from friends.
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A teenage hacker was found to have more than 4, child sex abuse images on his computer, police said. Brush, who is from Mohave County, Arizona, was recently charged with ten new counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after a forensic examination of his electronic devices revealed thousands of child sex abuse photos. Brush faces a minimum of ten years in prison for each count if he is found guilty of the ten sexual exploitation charges. He is also charged in an earlier case with two counts of sexual extortion, two counts of computer tampering, sexual exploitation of a minor and attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.
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The court heard that the man met a year-old girl on an online chat app called BeeTalk in September and subsequently had sex with her twice within the week. He also admitted to posting nude photographs of two former girlfriends, aged 23 and 25, on social network site Tumblr between and He pleaded guilty to one charge of statutory rape and two charges of transmitting obscene material. Two other charges - for statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a child - were taken into consideration. Prosecutors said the accused displayed predatory conduct by befriending the year-old victim on BeeTalk and immediately sexually grooming her by sending her lewd messages and encouraging her to have sex with him. The court was told that the man, among other things, asked the victim on the day they became acquainted if she "played games". The victim thought he meant mobile phone games, but the accused quickly disabused her of this notion and initiated highly sexually charged messages which court documents said were wholly inappropriate for a child at 12 years of age. Their first meet-up occurred within a day of meeting on the app on Sept 14, , when the man chose a secluded spot to have sex with the girl on the third floor stairwell at Leng Kee Community Club in Redhill. He had sex with her again on the morning of Sept 18, , at her home when she skipped school and nobody was home.
Today's teens are always connected. They live out their lives online and in the public eye. They share photos on Instagram, tweet live from concerts, and message their friends instead of calling. But sometimes teens don't make wise choices about what they're posting, sharing, or texting. And, one impulsive decision can affect their lives for years to come. Although statistics on sexting varies, a report in the June edition of JAMA Pediatrics revealed that at least one in seven teens engages in sexting.