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- People may feel coerced or pressured into trading pictures because it’s “polite,” “only fair,” or “good manners.” That is not a thing.
- Likewise, you do not have to reciprocate when someone sexts you unsolicited.
- Sexting can be a great way to discuss likes and dislikes and learn about your partner, but remember that words can be much more attractive than pictures.
- You should assume that anything you share on social media and via text message can be shared with everyone including caregivers, teachers, friends, grandparents, police, or classmates. Be careful what you send and to whom you send it.
- At some point, someone is going to try and request/charm/coerce a nude picture from you. Don’t do it.
- When you flirt digitally, keep it text-only, keep it PG-13, and keep it between you and the person you are flirting with.
- When you share an image, you lose all control of it and it can end up changing your life in ways you do not intend now and in the future.
- When gaming, keep your focus on the game. Be wary of those who do not.
- If you receive messages that make you uncomfortable, block the person and let a trusted adult know.