My 15-year-old son sexted several people & sent very graphic pics of himself.
I told him what he'd done was criminal. I asked him how he could know these pics weren't sent to an 8-year-old girl - or a 40-year-old man, for that matter. He seemed to understand the magnitude that he'd not previously considered. I told him I expected him to respect himself more than that & not to do anything he wouldn't want his future wife, or daughter, to do, etc. He seemed to get it, but I also told him he no longer had a phone. And while I can't see handing it back to him, I also know he will drive soon - and I will WANT him to have one.
I first thought I'd cancel the service, but is being w/o his cell for 6 mos reasonable? I want him to grasp the severity of this, w/o crushing him for what he probably sees as a common practice among kids. I dont accept that, but also see this as a mistake. Just wanted some MOM feedback.
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