How do you prevent your tween from sexting?

"Sexting" is sending sexual text/picture messages.

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Apr. 14, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • I monitor the phone (she bought it herself).....and I monitor it closely. Like sammiesmom.....anything out of line and that phone is gone.
    lucindamartinez

    Answer by lucindamartinez at 8:03 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • Talk to them about the seriousness and consequences of sexting, and like any other choice they have to make in life, you hope they make the right choices with what you have taught them.
    goaliemom93

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 8:00 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • You disable texting all together.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • My kids all have cell phones and they all text, I don't worry about it because I check their messages on a regular basis and they know if they did their phone would be gone.
    sammiesmom2000

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 8:01 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • Disable texting.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • they can delete sent messages my friends!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • Just food for thought. Kids do know how to delete text messages for the parents who check them. I would just take off texting all together. That is the only way to keep them from doing dumb kid things like all kids do. Better safe than sorry. My kids won't have a cell phone til they start driving.
    adove01

    Answer by adove01 at 8:15 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • Children+cell phones do not mix.... If they aren't old enough to take on the full responsibility, the bill, etc then they shouldn't have one!
    4x4mum

    Answer by 4x4mum at 8:26 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • I monitor what he does and I TRUST my child to do the right thing.I have made it perfectly clear how quickly his life can be ruined from sextexting and he understands those consequences. He knows that if he gets something inappropriate or makes his uncomfortable he is to show it to an adult and to NOT send it on. If you take everything away from kids, how are you going to learn how to trust them? How are they going to learn to make the right choices? How are they going to learn responsibility?
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:45 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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  • i trust my kids . they have cells & i pay for unlimited texting, since they text more than talk. i get the bill with the print out of texts sent so i know what they are doing.
    the key is being open & honest with your kids & trusting them to do the right thing. before my husband died we always talked to our kids about everything. they still talk to me about everything.
    justjacki

    Answer by justjacki at 8:53 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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