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Sexting is the exchange of sexually explicit photographs or videos usually using a phone or tablet.

What you can do

  • Just as with social media and email, nothing stays truly private. In addition to the recipient now having possession of the image, a data breach at the cellular network provider can result in the publishing of the image. This includes services that offer short-term distribution like Snapchat and Yikyak. A screen capture lasts forever. reports that at least 17% of people who receive a message will share it with others.
  • Remember that the sharing of sexually suggestive images of anyone under the age of 18 is considered child pornography and will result in criminal charges. Sending an image of an adult to a minor is also illegal.
  • The ISU Police are ready to help with issues surrounding sexting and the prosecution of those violating the rights of individuals.