Snapchat has attracted users and funders with its offer of photo flashing: the opportunity to send a photo to someone but have it "self-destruct" within 1 to 10 seconds. The promise of consequence-free sexting is attractive enough that the app is currently the fourth most popular in the iTunes store. Teens are reportedly flocking in droves to Snapchat. According to my colleague J. Its founders, it should be noted, claim that risque photos are not fueling the app's growth. However, please do take note of their self-selected promotional image, at right.
What to do if someone shares your nudes
What to do if someone shares your nudes | Relationships | ReachOut Australia
Sexting or taking, sending and sharing pictures via digital technologies could expose you to risk and can be considered a criminal offence, especially if it involves harassing people of any age. Find out what you can do to protect your privacy. Sexting or sharing photos online can be considered cyber bullying—which is a criminal offence if it involves using the internet or mobile phone to make threats, stalk someone or menace, harass or seriously offend them. If you think you are being cyber bullied get legal help or talk to someone who can help. Sexting can include images from film, movies, videos, photos, and digital images sent by SMS, email, chat rooms and publishing on blogs. If you make or possess have illegal sexting images or send them to other people you may be charged with distributing child exploitation material, which is a serious crime.
Sexting and sharing photos
Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, or videos, primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others. It may also include the use of a computer or any digital device. The first published use of the term sexting was in a article in the Australian Sunday Telegraph Magazine. Sexting has become more common with the rise in camera phones and smartphones with Internet access, that can be used to send explicit photographs as well as messages. Young adults use the medium of the text message much more than any other new media to transmit messages of a sexual nature,  and teenagers who have unlimited text messaging plans are more likely to receive sexually explicit texts.
Then she sent the full-length frontal photo to Isaiah, her new boyfriend. They broke up soon after. In less than 24 hours, the effect was as if Margarite, 14, had sauntered naked down the hallways of the four middle schools in this racially and economically diverse suburb of the state capital, Olympia.