Whether sexting is seen as a positive or negative experience typically rests on the basis of whether or not consent was given to share the images.
Nevertheless, Australian laws currently view under-18s as being unable to give consent to sexting, even if they meet the legal age for sexual consent.
Maybe they say they live near you or like the same music as you.
They might leave comments on your posts or request to be your friend on a site.
most media coverage fixates on negative aspects of adolescent usage.
While film cameras often required a dark room to process negatives, modern camera phones can record sexually explicit images and videos in privacy.
There is no way of knowing if someone is telling the truth.
It’s a fact that there are some people who use the internet to chat to young people because they want to hurt them or make them do things they don’t want to.
Evidence from US studies would suggest an increase in aggressive sexual solicitations, with adolescent girls being more likely to be targeted.
It can be fun chatting to people who are interested in the same stuff as us.
Some people online will genuinely just want to chat or be friends.
The difference between using these applications and traditional texting is that content is transmitted over the Internet or a data plan, allowing anyone with Internet access to participate.
Kik and Whats App appeal to teens because of the anonymity of the applications.