Sexting, the term coined for sending nude photos via text message, has been in the news a lot lately as statistics show an increasing number, 30 percent, of teens reported either having sent or received naked texts.
A ‘safe sext’ movement has emerged in an effort for public officials to warn parents and teens that sexting is a crime and teens are facing serious, life-changing consequences as a result. In a way, Apple is showing their support by approving a new iPhone ‘Safe Sexting’ application. The application is intended to prevent any unintended sexting consequences in the future, kind of like a get out of jail free card. The sender can censor the nude picture by placing a bar, for example, over the private part(s) before hitting the send button.
Here’s an idea that might not be too popular with teens; parents can just block picture messaging on their kid’s phone. No sexting, in my opinion, is the safest method.
Cover Up Your Nude Texts on Your iPhone
1. Safe-sexting Trends - As the trend of sexting continues, the need for safe sexting apps and technologies will continue to grow.
2. Parental-control Trends - With the increasing concern around sexting among teens, parental control apps that monitor and restrict usage of phone features will become more prevalent and necessary.
3. Digital-privacy Trends - As more people become aware of the risks and consequences associated with sexting, digital privacy and protection will become a greater priority for individuals and businesses alike.
1. Mobile App Industry - There is a growing demand for apps that help users protect their privacy and prevent unintended consequences, providing opportunities for innovative app developers in the mobile app industry.
2. Cybersecurity Industry - As concerns over digital privacy and protection continue to grow, there is an increasing need for cybersecurity solutions and services that can help individuals and businesses protect sensitive information from cyber threats.
3. Parental-control App Industry - As parents become more aware of the risks of sexting among teens, there will be a greater need for parental-control apps that help monitor and restrict phone features and usage, creating opportunities for innovative app developers in this industry.