“My son is getting sexts from girls…will he get in trouble?”

According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, 1 in 7 teenagers reported having sent sexts. We want our kids to be safe and smart about what they share on their phones. But what do you do when someone else sends your teen an inappropriate text? This week’s #TipsOnTeens question tackles teen sexting:

“Our son has received several inappropriate pictures from girls at school. We don’t know if he has shared them with friends and frankly, we don’t know what to do about this. After we spoke with him, he is struggling with a lot of guilt. We don’t want him to get into trouble, but we also want to help protect these girls from doing this again. What happens if we tell the school? If he told his therapist, is this something that would have to be reported to the police?”

Tips On Teens is a vlog that our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint, hosts every Wednesday at 12:00pm on Facebook Live.  He will be answering parenting questions submitted to us by you to our email at TipsOnTeens@TeenTherapyCenter.com.  Send us any questions you might have about parenting kids and teens and Kent will be answering them every week!

Head on over to our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:00pm to watch LIVE!  Check out our page here – https://www.facebook.com/TeenTherapyCenter/

If you have more questions or would like more information, please contact our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint at 818.697.8555.