If the teen is under the age of 18, they can be charged with possessing and distributing child porn.
If a teen sends a sexually explicit photo to another teen, and it gets in the hands of the authorities, it can be very serious.
These messages can be in the form of a text, photo, or video.
Currently in the United States, 8 states have enacted bills to protect minors from sexting.
When it comes to girls sexting boys, 40% have said that they did it as a joke, 34% have said that they did it to feel sexy, and 12% have said that they feel pressured to do it. When teenagers do something wrong, it is typically because they do not understand the consequences and ramifications of their actions. When a teen boy or girl sends a nude or semi nude photo and sexually explicit messages, they believe that these messages will be for the receiver’s eyes only. Often times, when teen relationships fall apart, one or both teens will try to hurt their ex.
One way that many teens will get back at each other is to use these sexts that were sent when things are good.