Chances are you've heard of the term "nudes. For those who don't know, a nude is a nude photo, one that is sent to a person over the phone, usually for sexual purposes. What you might not know about nudes, though, is that they are a lot more dangerous than you may think, and sending or receiving one could actually get you in a lot of trouble. So, before you press send on that racy pic, here's everything you need to know about sending nudes.
But even more alarming is that Bing will suggest related keywords and images that provide pedophiles with more child pornography. Following an anonymous tip, TechCrunch commissioned a report from online safety startup AntiToxin to investigate. The results were alarming. Bing searches can return illegal child abuse imagery. AntiToxin is closely supervised by legal counsel and works in conjunction with Israeli authorities to perform this research and properly hand its findings to law enforcement. And even people not seeking this kind of disgusting imagery could be led to it by Bing. And if a user clicks on those images, Bing showed them more illegal child abuse imagery in its Similar Images feature.
A TechCrunch-commissioned report finds damning evidence
If your child has sent a nude, what steps should you take and what support can you expect from local agencies? Our experts provide insight on this and more about the law, sexting and tips to manage the situation. Most schools will make a judgement on whether to involve outside agencies such as the police but it is important that parents are involved in the discussions and whether support, further education or punishment is most appropriate. Each sexting incident is different and it is important that schools deal with them appropriately on a case by case basis. Many sexting incidents are now dealt with in this way. However, for more serious incidents for example, deliberately sharing an image to abuse, using the image to coerce or exploit the victim prosecution may still take place. The latter is the least likely, as most sexual images are shared via SnapChat which limits the time of visibility.
By Rebecca Pirius , Attorney. Developing at a rapid rate, smart device technology presents amazing opportunities as well as difficult challenges. One such challenge is the exchange of sensitive and explicit material. Sexting has become especially common among teenagers—many of whom are minors—and can easily be used to bully or harass. States have taken various approaches to address teen sexting. Some have enacted laws prohibiting sexting between minors. Others punish sexting under preexisting laws against child enticement and child pornography. Additionally, some states are addressing cyberbullying and harassment in sexting laws—by imposing tougher penalties if the sender sends an image intending to harass, threaten, or intimidate another. Texas is one of the states that has enacted legislation specifically addressing teen sexting.