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What would you do if you found out your 15yo was SEXTING?!

Posted by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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 One of my best friends has a 15yo who has always been a little too... whatever... for her own good, but when she was recently punished by having her iPhone taken away, my friend found out her daughter had been SEXTING! She was going to turn it off when it started buzzing and she saw a very graphic sexting session between the 15yo and this boy she likes, who may or may not be her boyfriend. She's beside herself, unsure how to handle the situation.

What would you do if you found out your 15yo was sexting?



by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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RheaF
by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:23 AM

 Take the phone away, and ground them for starters!

jillbailey26
by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Take away the cell phone and internet.


"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

jillbailey26
by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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I would also have a nice long chat about respect for one's self.


"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

LucyHarper
by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:24 AM

They would lose the phone for a year, if they can't use it right then they can't have it, they would be grounded for a month, I would be talking to the other childs parents, and we would have a serious discussion about how thats legally posessing and distributing child pornography, even if it was taken of yourself, and how much trouble they could have gotten into. 

Chirinos
by Member on May. 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM
I would take her cell phone and internet away plus ground her where she has to come straight home from school, no friends or anything
sarahneatherlin
by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:29 AM

I would take away the phone, ground him until further notice, and then make him go over to the girl's house and appologize to her and her parents for not respecting her or himself.

emilyelephant
by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:31 AM

I would turn off everything except calls and ground her.

haileybean
by on May. 8, 2013 at 9:38 AM
Honestly, this is possibly a good opening for a conversation about sex/respect for oneself. Not the best situation obviously, but it's an opportunity for her mom to have a very open, honest, and real conversation. Even if they've had "the talk".

That being said - if she were my daughter the phone would be disconnected.
atlmom2
by Ruby Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Take the phone and never give them access to one again.  Also ground them.  Do they realize you can be labled a sex offender, forever??

aurora.dove
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

I would have a long talk about sex and what is or isn't appropriate. If it was a girl, I would probably think about getting her on birth control, while I wouldn't want to encourage the behavior, I would rather be prepared to not have my 15 year old show up on teen mom, and if she's sexting then more likely than not if not already she'll be having actual sex soon.

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