From earliest ages, the youngest of the household begin to use devices with Internet access. These devices give the possibility of evolve to teaching, but they can also imply serious dangers of which we have to be aware of both parents and children.
What is Sexting?
Sexting consists in sending personal pictures or videos with sexual content through the different social networks. This content is made by the sender and it's received by another person using mobile devices.
The problem is that these sexual contents can be easily spread in a very quick and uncontrollable way using modern technology. As a result, the content can become viral and public domain, alongside the consequences this can bring to a child doing sexting..
Now we have to differentiate between active and passive sexting. Active sexting happens when the child takes photos or makes videos of himself or herself, on the other hand, passive sexting happens when this content is received.
Also, according to different research studies carried out in the US, the active sexting is done more frequently by girls, while the passive one is more practiced by boys.
Advice about sexting?
To avoid your content or your friends' to be spread in the Internet follow these pieces of advice to avoid being a victim of this practice.
Do not make or take this kind of private photos or videos, because from the moment you share them you will lose any control you had over them, you don't know where they can end up. So, make sure you don't make this content, neither allow someone else to and avoid being involved in sexting.
If you receive sexual content never share them, as it can result in serious consequences to you and the owner of the content. Always remember that you are an accomplice of crime if you share sexual content.
Avoid inviting the creation of this type of content, because even if you don't have any bad intention, somebody can access to content and share them in the Internet.
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According to Oxford, to educate is to give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to someone, especially a child. When it comes to the Internet, educate is teaching, show and guide, never the act of hiding. Secrets make things more attractive, and parents should guide and show their children the good path of the Internet.
How people interact with other peers has changed over time. This has been a fact since the social media phenomenon came into our lives. Now, interacting in real life has been shifted to the background level, people prefer to stay online at home . With the internet boom, the use of computers had been increasing slowly. The arrival of Hotmail was the first stepping stone to make this happen.
The development of new technologies is change our lifestyle. It’s not only changing the elderly people’s lives, now you can practically do bureaucratic paperwork online, and make an online inquiry as well. You don’t need to look for a number in the yellow pages or in the phonebook nor wait with your smartphone until you get an answer back. The internet has revolutionized our way of living and also ours kids’.