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Chicago minors investigated after sending nude Snapchat photos


When a Chicago-area, underage teen girl “sexted” a nude selfie to her boyfriend through Snapchat, she received a response she did not expect: The boyfriend showed the nude selfie to other students and extorted her into sending more images. This situation illustrates what Chicago police and aldermen are referring to as a “new crisis.”

According to the Chicago Tribune, this phenomenon has become such a problem of late in the Chicago area that police and local politicians are even holding a parents-only meeting at a local school to discuss the perils of social media to underage teens.

Sexting,” which is a term that’s only come into popular use in recent times, is behavior that involves the sending of explicit, sexual messages and pictures through mobile phones.

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