March 29, 2013

Losing that Modicum of Civility

It has recently come to my attention, that a young man I know is receiving nude photos on his cell phone from a young woman for whom he holds a torch.

His Mama is aghast.

She was flipping through his messages. She is thankful... he has not sent some as well.

But that definitely spurred a conversation between my eldest and me.

Me: Son, my goals are not so lofty...

Ringo: Uh oh. I feel it coming...

Me: I don't expect you to wait until you get married. But just wait until you get to college, ok?

Ringo: Where is this coming from...

Me: And if you decide to have sex, make it be with a girl you really care about and not some skank ho', ok?

Ringo: OK. Mom... where are we going with this?

Me: and... there is evidently some software on your phone where you can snap a picture and it disappears...

Ringo: yes, why yes, mom, there is...

Me: That's the app you used on your phone when you snapped the picture of your cake that I put 153 instead of 18, since I didn't have an 8, right? And you got text messages back?

Ringo: Yes. That is what I used.

Me: So... do me a favor and don't send naked pictures of yourself to girls, ok?

Ringo:

Me: Please.

Ringo: *blink*

Me: 'cuz, I don't want you to be a cell phone porn star.

Ringo: Mom... I would never send naked pictures of myself to someone.

Me: Good. I know that's like... the thing now...

Ringo: Not with me.

Me: Or T

Ringo: Or T.

Me:

Ringo:

Me:

Ringo:

Me: But... it could be with Bones one day...

Ringo: Could be...

Gah.

Posted by Boudicca at March 29, 2013 10:33 PM
Comments

Just letting you know...kids can get busted for sending child pornography doing this. Seriously. Even if both are under 18...it has happened. And depending on circumstances, have to be a registered sex offender.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at March 29, 2013 10:13 PM

At least if you live in The Peoples' Republic of Taxachusetts.

Posted by: yak at March 30, 2013 12:09 AM

I'm going to pass that info along to that Mom! Ringo and his buddies are all over 18. I still don't want it happening... ick.

Posted by: Bou at March 30, 2013 08:42 AM

If the girl is under 18 and nude pics found on his phone he could be busted for having child pron or a sex offense.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at March 30, 2013 11:12 AM

His Mama took care of all of it... from documenting, to calling the girl, to calling the Mom. Good grief.

Posted by: Bou at March 30, 2013 09:24 PM

Um... Yeah... Wow... I'm so glad my kids are grown up.

Posted by: Teresa at March 31, 2013 12:10 PM

I'm so glad the class I grew up with didn't have cell phones or personal computers. It was bad enough without them.

Posted by: Tina at March 31, 2013 09:41 PM

Wow, I can't believe how lucky I was when my kids were teens in the late 90s. We only had to worry about teen sex, pregnancy, drugs, and online stalkers.

Ah, the good ole days. ;)

Posted by: marcus erroneous at April 1, 2013 06:04 AM