generalimage

Attorney General Abbott warns Texas teens about social and legal dangers of sexting

oagSexting, the most under-reported crime of teen dating violence is a huge topic of discussion during National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott paid a visit to the Helpline today to warn Texas teens and parents about the dangers of sexting. He also encouraged teens to contact loveisrespect when encountering peer pressure to participate in sexting. There are five helpful tips that should be considered before sending explicit photos or messages:

-Do not assume anything sent or posted is going to remain private.
-Anything sent or posted in cyberspace will never truly go away.
-Do not give in to the pressure to do something that causes discomfort, even in cyberspace.
-Consider the recipient’s reaction.
-Nothing is truly anonymous.

loveisrespect advocate Megan Guilbeaux was also on hand today to offer her perspective. She mentioned that “teens are being pressured into taking pictures that can be embarrassing or revealing. A boyfriend or girlfriend often threatens that if you don’t take the picture, I will find someone else who will. It’s that kind of harassment and hurtful threats that teens are pressured into doing today and they need advice.”

Remember, loveisrespect is always here to help you out with your relationship problem, so if you are ever in a situation like this, we are just one phone call or chat away!

3 replies

Comments

  1. gabriela
    gabriela says:

    well when i was 15 i fell into these type of presure but he was olde now im 18 but im scare that everything will come back to hun me i remember putting some in my email but never publish them into a myspace or etc but im scare that these tye of pictures are someday going o get out and im going to get affected because of these he is 10 years older then me although i felt bad doiing it i was dumb and naive enough i did it and now i regret it

    Reply
  2. gabriela
    gabriela says:

    gabriela :
    well when i was 15 i fell into these type of presure but he was older now im 18 but im scare that everything will come back to hun me i remember putting some in my email but never publish them into a myspace or etc but im scare that these tye of pictures are someday going o get out and im going to get affected because of these he is 10 years older then me although i felt bad doiing it i was dumb and naive enough i did it and now i regret it

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Please feel free to add your comments, but be aware that this blog is a public space. Your email address is required to comment but will not be public or shared. Please note that entering a website address in the comment form will create a link to the site’s URL. We reserve the right to remove comments that do not abide by our community guidelines.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>