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Kids as young as 7 are engaged in sexting

With the advent of internet and mobile technologies our modern world has changed within past years, so do our kids. Indeed, the change can be especially felt with the toddlers, preteens and teens. For instance, when we were toddlers, to amuse ourselves, we used to eat sand while our modern toddlers use smartphones or tablets to enjoy themselves. Moreover, the sex issue and the corresponding sexting issue have become a challenge these days. Can you imagine that today’s kids starting from 7 see the activity of sexting as part of everyday life?

As a study by a teaching union (NASUWT) states, the majority of teachers could easily remember the incidents of kids sexting at their school. Moreover, around a quarter of school teachers admitted having been aware of 11-year-old kids sexting. In fact, according to the survey, in most cases kids aged 13 to 16 were involved in sexting incidents. Still, noteworthy is the fact that at least one case of a 7-year-old child was caught sexting. As a matter of fact, the consequences of kids sexting can be devastating. As the survey declares, the children are not only being exposed to bullying when photos are shared but what is more serious, teens are likely to become targets for sex offenders. Read all the details here.
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It should be also stressed that according to The Guardian, only last year ChildLine featured more than 1,200 cases of teens worried about indecent photos they had shared. Sounds terrific, doesn’t it? That is one more case when Phonty is required. Therefore, it is obvious that children’s social activity and digital life, especially school-aged ones, should be supervised.

 

Meanwhile, we remind you that Phonty now is one of the key instruments to safeguard modern children online. It is one of the best ways nowadays to really acknowledge any child’s interests and concerns. With the GPS tracking, parents can know if their children are in the wrong or dangerous neighborhood; with the messaging records, including texts, emails and most messengers – the cyber-bullying problem can be prevented.  With the web browsing history reports, concerned parents can make sure that children are not spending time on pornography or gambling websites.

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