Many phone service providers have plans to limit calls or texts.
For a small fee each month some even provide an email or text telling you what numbers have been called or texted during school hours.
A concerned parent contacted me after I posted my last sexting blog because he found out that his teen daughter was sexting.
He was trying everything to protect her and her reputation, only she didn't see the long-term consequences of her actions. ” Many would say this is an easy fix --- just take away the electronic device.
It will also give you an opportunity to provide education and guidance. Periodically search for your teen online to see what pops up.
It may not be a bad idea to search for his or her friends as well.
Let them know that they will be subject to random text searches, that you will view their social networking sites, and that all apps downloaded must first be approved by you, (and any other rule that you want to enforce.) I am aware that not all share my opinion on not allowing teens full privacy.
Time and time again I get comments from readers that teens deserve more privacy, or better yet a teen reads my blog and disagrees with me asking parents to be more involved. The big picture must include uncovering what else is going on to make your teen want to sext.While he is an adult who made his own decisions, while fully aware of the consequences, it brings up the issue once again of sexting and the repercussions of it.If an adult can't escape the humiliation and embarrassment of sexting, how does it affect the life of a teen?Maybe you're thinking, "not my teen...” consider this: research tells us that one in four teens are sending these messages and approximately 48% are on the receiving end.With statistics like that it's evident that someone's teen is doing it.Once again the issue of sexting hits the headlines…