Sexting and teens: Safe sex or child porn?

NEWPORT NEWS — A teenage girl stands in front of a bathroom mirror. She wants to make her boyfriend happy, so she relents to his request. She snaps a picture of her naked body with a cell phone and sends him the image.

This is how a typical “sexting” episode begins. It often ends with the girl’s boyfriend resending her picture to countless friends, some of whom post the images on the Internet. Sexting is a growing trend among teens nationally, as well as on the Peninsula, as teenagers under-estimate the long-term effects of it, authorities say.

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