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If your child has sent a nude, what steps should you take and what support can you expect from local agencies? Our experts provide insight on this and more about the law, sexting and tips to manage the situation. Most schools will make a judgement on whether to involve outside agencies such as the police but it is important that parents are involved in the discussions and whether support, further education or punishment is most appropriate. Each sexting incident is different and it is important that schools deal with them appropriately on a case by case basis. Many sexting incidents are now dealt with in this way. However, for more serious incidents for example, deliberately sharing an image to abuse, using the image to coerce or exploit the victim prosecution may still take place.
Predators lurking on Facebook, bullying happening via Twitter and even suspicious activity occurring on Minecraft. As parents, we try to stay on top of what our kids are doing, but the technology seems to be outpacing our ability to monitor. And there seems to be a new breed of apps out there that are wreaking havoc on our children. SnapChat and ask. FM seem to be particularly problematic. I thought she would share a bullying story gone wrong, but it was much, much worse. My heart ached for her — but even more for her year-old daughter. Enter Kik and several other messengers that fly under the radar of parental controls because they are apps. Kik Messenger launched in late , but gained a lot of popularity in is an instant messaging app for mobile devices.