She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a plunk sound as they hit the toilet water. The worst, the absolute worst thing had happened, and now, Maureen was sure, this was her only option.
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Sexting or "sex texting" is sending or getting sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages, or video on a smartphone or through the Internet. Most teens have various ways to get online, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops all can be used in private. It's very easy for teens to create and share personal photos and videos of themselves without their parents knowing about it. Girls may sext as a joke, as a way of getting attention, or because of peer pressure or pressure from guys. Guys sometimes blame "pressure from friends. And teens get some backup for that when lewd celebrity pictures and videos go mainstream. Instead of ruined careers or humiliation, the consequences are often greater fame and reality TV shows. Teens should understand that messages, pictures, or videos sent via the Internet or smartphones are never truly private or anonymous.
The images reportedly were taken with cellphones in a girls locker room at Century Middle School while the girls were undressing. The girls were not naked in the images, and cyberbullying was not involved, authorities said. Two boys, ages 13 and 14, created the game by photographing the buttocks of fully clothed girls in school hallways. A second year-old girl also took a photo. The boys and the first girl were charged Tuesday, June 12, in Dakota County Juvenile Court with conspiracy to commit interference with privacy and criminal defamation, all gross misdemeanors. The second girl was charged with interference with privacy. The students are accused of possessing or transferring the images. Kayla Peterson, 17, who will be a senior at Lakeville South High School, said she learned of the investigation from friends. She said girls sometimes electronically send nude photos of themselves to boys they like but that she had never heard of other students taking pictures of their peers undressing as a joke.
Welsh said. On Thursday night, separate community meetings were held for parents of football players and parents of other students to address the scandal, which has shocked this quiet, semirural community of 16, The team was forced to forfeit its final game of the season. Because it is a felony to possess or distribute child pornography, the charges could be serious. But because most of the people at fault are themselves minors and, in some cases, took pictures of themselves and sent them to others, law enforcement officials are at a loss as to how to proceed. Students at the school described a competitive point system that classmates used to accrue photographs.