We're Asking Ottawa....
Which of the following are potential criminal consequences of sexting?
a) Voyeurism (taking a picture or video without someone knowing)
b) Threats (telling someone you'll distribute their pictures)
c) Possession, Distribution, Accessing of Child Pornography (under 18 years of age)
d) All of the above
e) None of the above
The answer is d) all of the above. There can be criminal consequences for those who send, receive or have these photos in their possession, including parents who may not know what is stored on their electronic device.
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Think b4 u txt...
Why do teens send or post sexually suggestive content? 51% of teen girls say pressure from a guy. Don’t let other people including your friends convince to you to do something you’re not comfortable with.
- 48% of teens have received sexually suggestive messages
- 39% of teens say they have sent or posted sexually suggestive messages
- 36% of teen girls and 39% of teen boys are sending sexually explicit messages and images, even though they know such content often gets shared with those other than the intended recipient.
- 20% of teens say they have sent/posted nude or semi-nude pictures or videos of themselves (1 in 5 teens)