The secret life of electrons in lower dimensions — Egham, Surrey. McAfee gathered its data from a December survey of more than 1, US consumers between the ages of 18 to If a compromising image goes public or is sent to others, your teen could be at risk of humiliation, embarrassment, and public ridicule. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. States that have carved out sexting from child pornography laws aim to allow youths like the North Carolina boy to avoid traditional prosecution by taking part in classes or other alternative approaches to punishment. People also store this provocative correspondence -- 50 percent of adults store sexts and images they receive.
It can, and likely will, spread to others who weren't meant to see it.
Sext much? If so, you're not alone
Sexting has led to criminal prosecution along with classification as a sex offender for some young people. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. What's that huge UFO that photobombs the shot? Thankfully I grew up and learned to say no. Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost? McAfee wrote than 96 percent of people use their phones to take pictures, and 49 percent send or receive sexual content via video, photo, e-mail, or messaging. A handful of states, including Arkansas and Texassay that teenagers who create images of themselves and don't share them can claim that as a defense.