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Social media and sexting

Posted by on Aug. 23, 2014 at 3:43 AM
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So I have a kid just started middle school and I seen some texts that made my heart sink how should I approach this situation?
by on Aug. 23, 2014 at 3:43 AM
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jcmaidens
by Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM

When I found questionable stuff on my daughters phone I explained to her what she was doing was breaking the law. That while it may not seem like it it is in fact child pornographyy and it is illegal!! Then I sent a text to the boy and said if he contacted her again the messages the pictures were going to the principal the police and his parents! I always sent the boy in question pictures of everything printed out and ready to be delivered and prompted him to try me!!! She never heard from him again :) 

atlmom2
by Susie on Aug. 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM
Take the phone away.
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Cherry_blossom_
by New Member on Aug. 23, 2014 at 4:32 PM
Thanks for the advice and I will definitely talk to the boy :-) that is such a good idea
san33
by Member on Aug. 24, 2014 at 8:28 PM
FYI if we are talking about photos you can also be prosecuted for not turning it in. We went through this with son. His ex sent some photos to his phone. I had a friend that is a police officer at the house when I found them. He warned us that the way the law is set up we could be prosecuted for not turning it over and he would be for possession of child pornography. Plus think about who the phone is registered to. We had a family plan under my husband's name. All she had to do is say she thought she was sending them to him not our son and our family would have been in the middle of a huge mess. Laws in Illinois are still catching up to technology. I would check local laws before letting it go.
my2kidsmom9498
by Bronze Member on Aug. 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Take the phone away for awhile. It is a tool, not a toy. It should be treated with respect.
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