The Public Concerned: Sexting Is Becoming “Normal” for Kids
As warned by the National Crime Agency, sending explicit images, sexting, and nude selfies on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and the like are becoming quite a normal way of behavior for teenagers on the Internet.
The technology changes this world so quickly that those parents, who didn’t use to worry about their oldest children for being engaged in sexting and online abuse should pay special attention to their younger kids considered as main victims of exposure these days.
Atlantic City, April 2015: the Coalition for a Safe Community and the Atlantic City School District hosts a forum for students of Pleasantville and Atlantic City High School. The main statement of the event – sexting by teenagers equals child pornography.
Charles Wilson, School Principal, underlined that a cell phone is a new window to the world around and parents must keep an eye on what their children may face there. “Our children do not understand the power and far-reaching impacts it holds,” he said. That’s why parents must tell kids about perils of online reality may bring about.
As sexting is becoming more and more integrated in kids’ communication, it is very important for parents to monitor children’s cell phone use and prevent such an inappropriate activity in the making. “This is a very new type of crime. We want to educate parents,” Wilson added.
Back in 2014, Lorna Naylor, an anti-bullying coordinator of the National Crime Agency also emphasized the importance of parents’ intervention into kids’ lives and talking about sexting danger. “It may feel awkward but, as a parent, it’s important to explain to your child the risks of sexting, how to stay safe and that they can talk to you if something ever makes them feel scared or uncomfortable”, she pointed.
Pumpic is no less concerned about the problem of sexting and online abuse among kids and teenagers. The mobile monitoring application developed by the company is designed for child safety purposes among which preventing sexting is.
By means of Pumpic parental control app parents can monitor their children’s online activities remotely and respond to dangers quickly.
Pumpic is designed to protect your kids and keep your eyes open!