When you’re in love you want to do whatever it takes to make the other person happy. Yet, sometimes those aspirations may lead to a very detrimental outcome. The latest trend in communication is to send flirty, and in some cases dirty photos of each other via text message, commonly known as sexting.
This kind of communication is rampant and popular among teens. Unfortunately, they may not realize that whatever they send out via text, via email or posts online these images can come back and bite. Some people can use these images as leverage to get what they want out of the other person. The may threaten posting them, online which could tarnish their reputations, lead to dangerously embarrassing moments for them or even worse lawsuits.
According to a recent article called ‘Sextortion’ becomes new form of blackmail ““sextortion” — which takes its name from extortion. It’s the latest cyber-crime — anyone can be a target, but teens are the most vulnerable.
This is most certainly something very important to consider before pressing the send button. Remember that once an image is out there, it’s out there forever and for whomever to see! As a precaution and to prevent these kinds of situations from ever happening, parents can monitor their teens SMS messages and emails with WebWatcher Mobile on BlackBerry devices and SMS messages on Android devices.