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How to set safe sexting boundaries: Lily’s* story

by Kids Help Phone - February 10, 2016 under Sexting

There was this guy, Sam*, who I really liked and when he started texting me I was so, so happy. We would text for hours about all kinds of things – just normal, everyday stuff like school or music or whatever. But then it became more like sexting. At first I was okay with that. […] Read more

To sext or not to sext? Lea’s* story

by Kids Help Phone - February 9, 2016 under Sexting

My friend and I were in a chat room and started to talking to this guy. He seemed really nice. He was 18 and was really interested in me and my friend. He asked us lots of questions like where we went to school, what our favourite bands are and what we liked to do. […] Read more

Talking about sexting with your teen

by Kids Help Phone - March 6, 2015 under All, Dating, Sexting

Sexting: it’s probably not a regular topic around the dinner table, but if it came up with your kids, would you know how to handle it? It can be uncomfortable for parents and teens to talk about sex, dating, and relationships, and it doesn’t help that technology has added a whole new level of complexity […] Read more

Sexting is something that happens, not something to be afraid of, by counsellor Katherine

by Counsellor Katherine - March 5, 2015 under Sexting

As you have probably heard by now (and if you haven’t I guess this can be your inside scoop!) Kids Help Phone has launched a new section around sexting. I was one of the counsellors lucky enough to be involved in the development process and thought it might be interesting to give you a look at […] Read more

So there was this guy… A teen’s story, by Lily*

by Kids Help Phone - March 2, 2015 under Dating, Sexting

There was this guy, Sam*, who I really liked and when he started texting me I was so, so happy. We would text for hours about all kinds of things – just normal, everyday stuff like school or music or whatever. But then it became more like sexting. At first I was okay with that. […] Read more

Guest blog: Sexting and the Law in Canada, by Dr. Andrea Slane

by Dr. Andrea Slane - February 25, 2015 under Dating, Sexting

Many parents are concerned about what their children might be doing online. Many have heard about the toll that cyberbullying can take on victims, especially when that cyberbullying takes the form of passing around a sexual picture from phone to phone to phone, and thereby using the picture to ridicule, harass, and humiliate the individual […] Read more

I found the confidence I needed: A teen’s story

by Kids Help Phone - February 17, 2015 under Dating, Hope, Sexting

I’d been dating my boyfriend for a year when I reached out to Kids Help Phone. We used to play this game online with a bunch of other friends. My boyfriend started talking to one of the girls from the game over email. Later, I found out they were also talking through text, which really […] Read more

Helping your child overcome the negative effects of sexting: Tips for parents of teenagers by counsellor Angel

by Counsellor Angel - February 13, 2015 under All, Sexting

Social media and cell phone usage is ubiquitous in Canada and undeniably the communication of choice for today’s youth. With the growth of this type of technology, sexting (sending of sexual messages using this type of technology) has become commonplace amongst some young people. With the great fascination and comfort level in using social media […] Read more

Talking Safe Sext, by Counsellor Lindsay

by Counsellor Lindsay - February 10, 2015 under All, Counsellor’s Story, Sexting

As a parent of a young child, I empathize with other parents trying to navigate the most difficult job in the world in completely new territory: parenting in a world of increasing technology. (*shudder*) Yikes.  Someone tell me how I am supposed to teach, support and guide my child as he grows with something that, […] Read more