When someone uses pressure or coercion to get nude or sexually explicit photos from another person, that’s usually a form of sexual harassment.
Young people need to see that pressure for what it is – that it’s inherently disrespectful and abusive, that they owe themselves the self-respect that prevents this victimization, and that there are laws against it in many jurisdictions.
* Contacting a crisis hotline or chat service, online or via phone.
What do I do if someone’s sharing nude photos of me? If the issue is aggravated sexting, when only adults are involved (people 18 in the US), there are laws that can support your case, including sexual harassment, stalking, wiretapping, and extortion-related statutes.
* Sexting as an act of anger, revenge or other social aggression.
This kind of sexting can start out consensual but go very wrong – and harmful.
"But I don't dwell on it unless someone brings it up.
This forum covers Allentown, PA local community news, events for your calendar, and updates from colleges, churches, sports, and classifieds. Give us your feedback on government issues or coverage from TV stations and Radio networks in your area.The practice is not illegal when photos are shared between consenting adults, but when minors are involved, sexual-exploitation and child-pornography laws can come into play, so great care is needed in the handling of sexting cases involving people under 18.