Global warning to teens: "Sexting" not safe

05/4/2009 | Reuters

Australian authorities are warning teenagers that sending explicit video or text messages -- a practice known as "sexting" -- can land them in legal trouble if they end up online. Legal and police authorities say the problem has become a global one, pointing to a U.S. teen survey last year in which 39% reported sending sexually suggestive messages from their phones -- texts that can result in their being charged with harassment or abuse charges.

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