Guys sometimes blame "pressure from friends. Subscribe to our Newsletter. And teens get some backup for that when lewd celebrity pictures and videos go mainstream. Ask them what they know about it. Remember needing to spring for double prints? And the older they were, the greater the likelihood was that they had been sexting. The sexual double standard the belief that men are sexual and women are not is alive and well in sexting.
One racy picture sent to a crush's phone easily can be forwarded to friends, posted online, or printed and distributed.
Girls experience sexting more negatively than boys
Subscribe to our Newsletter. Conversations like this should happen often — not just when problems arise. Gendered value in digital image exchange. Sexting is certainly not just a teen issue, but these tips are specifically for teens and parents of teens. If a compromising image goes public or is sent to others, your teen could be at risk of humiliation, embarrassment, and public ridicule.