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April 18th, 2010
07:52 AM ET

Teens and "Sexting"

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  1. michael armstrong sr.

    When I was a kid we just passed notes to each other but with the advancement in science the T.V. is becoming old school the only way to control out off control cell phone usage is for the teachers and parents to take control and make cell phones a treat that must be earned and respected .

    April 18, 2010 at 8:07 am |
  2. Kelly

    What about when your adult teen is sexting family members when the teen has been strongly advised it is unacceptable?
    Family has confronted the constantly denying adult teen. Is this sexting "trend" possibly leading to more serious crimes? Will it progress as any other addiction?

    April 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  3. Kody

    The MAIN question should be is how are these kids learning about it? And why do they think it is a good thing to do? Hm....well I always thought PARENTS taught their kids morals. Right, well maybe parents should just grow up...and take away their cellphones! If you are worried about your kids getting lost or kidnapped...give them an old cell phone with no media extras on it, DUH! -It would probably be half the price too. You can't punish a kid for sending naked pictures to each other. Just recently a few kids got charged with Child Pornography...they were like 12! This is stupid, unless we are going to start going around telling people no more kissing in public like in school...slowly this FREE country is becoming more and more controlled and regulate like a communist regime or something...people need to wake up from this sleep of perfection.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  4. Jessica

    All I have to say is that I think sexting is a little better than parents think. Take some time and think about what YOU were doing sexually when you were your kids age. If sexting is all they're doing, be glad!

    Besides, teens need to learn and experience things. Wouldn't you rather it be on a cell phone than in a bed? They will grow out of it and realize it's just foolishness.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  5. Kelly

    Would you feel that way if you discovered if Teen was Sexting family members? Thats what I dont understand at all. SO many family members want anwers that Teen refuses to answer

    April 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  6. Kelly

    The Teen in question is an Adult, no longer under the Parents care or guidance or supervision. Morals were instilled in said Teen, was raised in a fine environment with 2 parents where no conversation was off limits, although some were handled more delicately than others, but nonetheless, there were NO signs of anything of concern.

    So now what? Teen avoids, denies any and all

    April 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm |