By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline. Thousands of British teenagers are selling their own naked pictures and videos online — making ridiculous sums of money each month in the process, an investigation has found. The use of social media websites like Twitter and Snapchat are also being used to help boost and promote profiles in a bid to earn more cash while making the most successful on the site millionaires in no time. One user named Lauren, from Northamptonshire, spoke to the BBC to reveal how she went on to become one of the British-based website's top earners in the world in a short period of time. British girls are making thousands of pounds selling explicit photos of themselves online, using social media websites like Twitter and Snapchat to boost their earnings. Lauren said: 'You have to be smart — I'm aware this doesn't have longevity.
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In the article, Psychologist Lisa Damour argues that we have long been warning children about the dangers reputational and potential legal consequences of sending sexually explicit images, but have largely failed to impress upon them the inappropriateness of asking for such images. He was very upset that his teenaged daughter was asked by a classmate to send a naked picture and wanted to know if the kid could be punished. But more generally, is this really a widespread problem that warrants such a heavy-handed response? So, taking the advice I often give to my undergraduate students, I turned to the primary source for clarification. The article upon which this claim is based was written by Sara Thomas, a doctoral student in human development and social policy at Northwestern University. Thomas reviewed anonymous online stories posted to the website athinline.
Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting
But for teens who do sext, there are both psychological and legal risks, especially if coercion is involved and the images wind up being distributed beyond their intended audience. Sexting is certainly not just a teen issue, but these tips are specifically for teens and parents of teens. Scroll down for tips for both parents and teens. There are also cases where the teen is responding to peer pressure, bullying or even threats. In rarer cases, adults solicit images from teens.
In some teen circles, sexting is an accepted behavior that happens when people date or are interested in one another romantically. In other instances, it is a one-time lapse in judgment. Regardless of the reason for it, the number of teens using the built-in cameras on their smartphones, iPads, and other electronic devices to take nude or sexually-suggestive pictures is on the rise. But what many teens—and their parents—don't realize are the repercussions that come with these choices.