No adult, especially not one sworn to uphold the law, should be sexting with a teenager, let alone propositioning one.
But considering the kinds of things that cops in this country frequently get away with—murder, sexual assault, physical abuse, actual sex with minors—the severe concern in this case rings either a bit paranoid or a bit hollow.
While today’s tweens and teens may be more digitally savvy than their parents, their lack of maturity and life experience can quickly get them into trouble with these new social venues.
For this reason, it is imperative that parents talk with their children of all ages about social media and monitor their online social media use to help them navigate this new online social world.
Today’s teens and tweens are connected to one another, and to the world, via digital technology more than any previous generation.
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Now, everyone is her own author and illustrator with the ability to create provocative, graphic stories for herself and her object of desire. in the lonely room, I'll be with you." By putting pen to paper, she inserted herself into Algren's routines in much the same way that, today, sexting's intimacy worms its way into our most mundane situations.
Think of sexting as the latest chapter in a long history of lovers living out their relationships through written correspondence. Imagine Christmas spent at your parents' house — sitting around the tree, opening presents — underscored with naughty texts from your boyfriend.
Entering into a written sexual fantasy with someone you trust isn't some newfangled concept to fear. "My sweet little whorish Nora," he wrote to his lover in 1909, "I did as you told me …
and pulled myself off twice when I read your letter." How intimate a thing to tell someone to masturbate to your writings!