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“Sexting” is when you send sexy messages to someone with your cell phone, computer, or camera. People “sext” to express their sexual desires, turn-ons and turns-offs, sexual fantasies, or just to have fun. 

It’s important to remember that “sexting” must always be consensual and respectful. And it’s never okay to share a picture or video without consent. Always ask permission before sending someone any kind of message that’s sexual or explicit. 

It’s against the law to share sexy images of anyone under the age of 18. This is considered child pornography and making, distributing, or consuming child pornography are serious crimes. These laws include teens under 18 sending or sharing images of themselves or other teens they know.

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