Having a girlfriend is one shortcut. Risky behavior online can haunt a college applicant or job-seeker years later. And there can be legal consequences. And Bella had no defence, for she had sent that picture to a boy in the summer during a game of truth or dare. No audio is stored or saved on the device. Girls may sext as a joke, as a way of getting attention, or because of peer pressure or pressure from guys. It was an accident. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. If a digital photo is shared via sexting, the whole world could be viewing it within 30 minutes. Contact a Victim Advocate — Many counties, police stations, and crisis centers have victim advocates and social workers available for these situations. Contact a Crisis Hotline — There are crisis hotlines and chat services available that will allow you to remain anonymous during this process. Page ancestor: An image sent to a boyfriend or girlfriend could lead to problems if someone else sees it or it's distributed after a break-up. And if convicted, some of these teens may have to register as sex offenders. Contact us.