Below are five crucial things to tell your kids about the dangers of sexting:
1. Think about the consequences of sending a sexual text or picture. They can be kicked off sports teams or clubs. They can suffer psychologically by being teased by peers and called names. They can be arrested.
2. Never take pictures of yourself or others that you wouldn't want to show your classmates and teachers.
3. Before hitting send, remember your text or message may end up forever on the internet somewhere and you will have no control over it.
5. If you receive a sexting message, tell a trusted adult as soon as possible.