That means that, if a student tells a trusted teacher about sexting photos, the teacher is required by law to report that information to law enforcement.If you’re under 18, usually the best thing to do is talk with a parent or other adult (not required to report the photos to law enforcement) who can help you think through the best way to proceed for you which respects your interests, keeps you involved and doesn’t involve anger, judgment, or overreaction.The other category of sexting is called “experimental,” which involves no malice, surprise, or lack of consent between participants and which rarely results in an arrest (18% do, according to the CCRC). This is another kind of sexting that can cause serious harm.
This is a good option if you prefer to remain anonymous while exploring how to proceed, and crisis lines can often refer you to a victim advocate or other legal adviser near you.
[In the US, you can search for one by zip code here or visit Crisis ] * Talking with a victim advocate or social worker in your town or city.
* Contacting a crisis hotline or chat service, online or via phone.
These can be found all over the US and in many other countries.
[You can do a Web search for “victim advocate” in your location or, in the US, call the National Organization for Victim Assistance in the Washington, D.
C., area – 1-800-TRY-NOVA/800-879-6682 or go to try ] * Contacting a legal aid society or organization near you for free advice.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.Certainly sextortion can also involve a violation of trust, as with “aggravated sexting,” exploiting emotional vulnerability.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.Exposing or distributing very personal photos of someone without his or her consent is a violation of trust that can cause severe embarrassment, harm to a reputation, or other emotional hurt.