4 Tips for Safer Sexting
Sexting – sending sexually explicit messages or pictures by cell phone – is popular, but can have some unintended, unpleasant consequences if your phone falls into the wrong hands. K. Aleisha Fetters gives four tips to protect your phone’s “private parts.”
Apparently I’m not the only adult out there with a saucy phone habit. One in 5 Americans admit to sexting (which leads us to believe that even more people are doing it on the sly), and 11% of them say they record explicit videos on their phones, according to a recent Harris Interactive survey of over 2,000 adults, sponsored by Lookout Mobile Security.
But here’s the problem: We always have our phones out. This makes us more likely to accidentally expose our uncensored selves to unintended audiences, and more vulnerable to phone loss or theft. So far, about 7 in 10 people can relate to having lost a phone, says Alicia diVittorio, mobile safety advocate at Lookout Mobile Security. And while you can’t control who sees your naked fun-time pics after you hit send, you can control what happens if—or perhaps, when—your phone’s explicit archives fall into the wrong hands.
Keep unwelcome eyes far from your phone’s private parts with diVittorio’s tips for safer sexting: Read more