Children often overlook the lasting consequences a sext can have on their digital footprint and reputation for years to come. Sexting behaviors have the potential to open a child up to extortion, cyberbullying, harassment, and prosecution for the felony of distributing or possessing child pornography. Tips For Parents To Handle Sexting Modern parents can’t simply put their blinders on and ignore the sexting revolution occurring among our kids. Listed below is a guide for educating our kids on sexting and tech safety: Take a deep breathe and begin an open conversation about sexting. Make sure children have a solid concept of how social media and text messages can be shared. Avoid blaming friends or romantic interests. Be honest about the legal ramifications of underage sexting. Create a technology contract for the family that includes a section on sexting. Keep devices and phones out of the bedroom or bathroom. Arm them with safe sexting tips. How do you handle sexting in the digital era within your family?