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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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the consequences of sexting

a “weinergate” moment

Here's the Problem

I'd like to thank former New York congressman and former New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner for helping us open a discussion about the dangers of sexting. In 2011, he sent racy photos to young women who followed him on Twitter. After the photos and the accompanying tweets were discovered and made public, he had to resign from Congress. Subsequently, he was caught doing it again, scuttling his bid for the mayor's office. It's hard enough to say to your teen, “Don't text or post inappropriate pictures of yourself on your smartphone or Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram ...

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