It's a trend that started a few years ago. People selling nude pictures and videos through social media apps. "Sex Sells" and unfortunately, many tweens and teens are cashing in on this.
If the person sending the photos or videos is under 18 years of age this is child pornography. It is a crime to posses and and to send these pictures and videos electronically.
Parents need to talk with their children and monitor their online activity as much as possible. This isn't always as simple as it seems. Kids are savvy and know how to hide these apps, pictures and videos. An added danger is that these kids may potentially agree to meet the strangers in person that they sent these pics or videos to.
Below are some links to news reports and videos about this alarming trend.
Please speak with your kids today!