RCMP say the children, between the ages of eight and 12, shared nude pictures or videos on unspecified free websites in recent months. Chantal Farrah. All the children have been confirmed to be safe, she said, and police have spoken to their families. The Mounties say such image-sharing is becoming more common, and are encouraging parents to be vigilant about what children are doing online. Farrah said in an interview children need to understand that they shouldn't do anything online that they wouldn't do at the mall. The RCMP say parents and guardians should know what sites children are visiting, regularly monitor their devices, and talk to them about appropriate online behaviour. They say they should also consider making a "family contract" that makes online rules clear. A person uses their smartphone in this file photo.
Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, select circle of artists. With the advent of photography, parents of all backgrounds could have pictures of their children, which were coveted as documents of their development and a way to show off their innocent beauty and charm to family and friends. Today, with smartphones and social media, we all have in our hands the means to broadcast our pride and joy to the world.
North Carolina high schooler and his girlfriend face legal proceedings over selfies as both the adult perpetrators and minor victims. A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time the photos were discovered, had to strike a plea deal to avoid potentially going to jail and being registered as a sex offender.
According to NCTUP, more than 30 per cent of girls in the United States get pregnant before they turn 20 and many become pregnant for the second time before they turn The Guttmacher Institute claims that nearly half of all to year-olds in America have had sex. So where does it all link up? While this survey is a little bit iffy in some ways the idea of a 25 year old woman sending a picture of herself to her boyfriend is nothing , there are parts of it that are actually pretty scary. According to the survey, 11 percent of girls between 13 and 16 have sent dodgy pictures of themselves and 15 percent of teens have sent pictures to people they only know online. Read the full story on SMH.