Law enforcement say they're investigating a lot of cases of nude photos being used for blackmail or other forms of control. But Gearman says it is something every parent needs to be aware of, perhaps even earlier than many people might think. But Captain Gearman says teens are not the only people sending and using nude pictures for control. Hegg says parents should outline their rights in a contract with their teen before they ever start using a cellphone. Hegg says that contract should also spell out the consequences if a parent does find that their child is using their cellphone inappropriately. Police say it's important to help teens, and even adults, realize the serious possible consequences of sending nude photos.
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Joshua Eckersley, 33, of Bayville, also faces one count of endangering the welfare of a child. She said she saw Eckersley walk past her naked after he had apparently touched himself near the lockers, the affidavit said. The two did not exchange any words and the girl went into a bathroom stall to wait until she heard Eckersley leave the locker room, the court complaint says.
Middle school students in suburban Maryland are being approached through Snapchat to send nude selfies to an anonymous user who is posting the images to a website that students — or others who know the password — are viewing, according to school officials. Montgomery County officials say they have received at least 10 reports of activity related to the scheme from middle schools in recent days and have turned them over to police. They said some Montgomery County students have sent photos, and others have been given the password to the website.
Montgomery County officials say they have received at least 10 reports of activity related to the scheme from middle schools in recent days and have turned them over to police. The episode echoes incidents in Virginia four years ago in which teens faced criminal charges for gathering compromising material and for "sexting. Montgomery County school officials sent a letter to families at the system's 25 high schools and 40 middle schools last Friday evening, alerting them to the problem.