Sexting as the new first base?

I have a friend with a name very close to my husband's. And I have to keep that in mind, because every time I pull up my husband's name in my phone's contact list, his name appears first. He's a good enough friend, so I've actually given him a fair warning that if he ever receives an inappropriate or confusing text from me to ignore it. (And preferably delete it.) Because when I send messages about being out of soap or a sappy "wish you were here" note, it was definitely meant for my husband....more

What Happened to Dinner and a Movie?

Seriously, what happened to dinner and a movie? That was the question I asked my best friend the other day.It seems like every guy I meet lately is only interested in one thing — sex. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not naive. I know that 99.9 percent of the time, sex is the only thing on the minds of men, but, come on, give a girl a little bit of credit....more

A letter to a teenage girl

A letter to a teenage girlSeptember 25, 2013by Veronica Valli...more

Anthony Weiner and Women: Who Is the Story Here?

Thursday's headlines that Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, thought herself to blame for the congressman's repeated forays into the lands of sexting women who were absolutely not her, kept the focus of his story exactly where it seems to have landed: on everyone involved but him. ...more
This is excellent. It's like you've been inside my head but saying it better.more

Steamy Sexts Get Leaked 60% of the Time

McAfee released the study Love, Relationships, and Technology: When Private Data Gets Stuck in the Middle of a Breakup, which examines at the pitfalls of sharing personal data in relationships and discloses how breakups can lead to exposure of private data.Nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have personal and intimate information (such as revealing photos, bank account information, passwords, and credit cards) on their mobile devices, yet only 40% have password protection on their devices, leaving a huge gap in personal data protection....more

Teenage Sexting Can Lead to Legal Problems – Parents Learn The Dangers Involved with Sexting

Does you teenager have their own cell phone or have access to the computer?  If so, parents you should be aware that your child may be sending or receiving inappropriate messages, texts, photos, or videos of themselves....more

Self Destruct... Yeah, There's an App for That!

There is a relatively new app called SnapChat we need to talk about.  SnapChat is an app that allows the user to take pictures and send them to others for a few seconds before it “self destructs” and deletes. ...more
@JennaHatfield  I saw the advisory when I capped the shot.  I then thought, wow, had I sent a ...more

What I've Learned About Teen Sexting

I learned a lot about teens and sexting over the past few months. However, I would say that not all teens are sexting. It seems more like 50-50. Some teens that I speak with aren’t even quite sure what it is while others can share with me multiple stories about people they know where sexting experiences have gone wrong. There seems to be a range of acceptance within the sexting world.  Many of the girls that I speak with will send sexy messages to their boyfriends, but many draw the line at sending naked photos....more

Does Defining Child Porn Go Too Far? Should You Get Rid of Naked Baby Pics?

In 2008, an Arizona couple was accused of sexual abuse after taking bath-time photos of their children -- then ages 1 1/2, 4 and 5 -- and then trying to have them developed at Walmart. The parents were not allowed to see their children for several days and didn't regain custody for a month while the state investigated. Ultimately, neither parent was charged with sexual abuse and they regained custody of their children. Imagine the lasting harm this inflicted on the children and their parents. Then imagine it happening to you....more
So every photo taken during the1930s and 40s is sex abuse? My God, those shots, usually taken ...more

One Way NOT To Teach Your Teen The Perils of Sexting (And 3 Good Ways)

Teens find their ways to find trouble. And these days, they're finding lots of trouble with technology, as they try to manage friendships, relationships, and their social behavior in public and online and via electronics, which complicates the already confusing years that teenagers start to discover—and, ahem, assert—their independence. ...more
Excellent post with truly useful advice.  And I agree with DianeStamps - Go into the ...more