Channing Smith, a junior at Coffee County Central High School in Manchester, killed himself Sunday night hours after he found out that his peers had seen sexually explicit Facebook messages between him and another male classmate, his family said. The year-old, who wanted to be an engineer and loved motorcycles, punk rock music, and Corvettes, had not openly discussed his sexuality or identified as LGBTQ, according to his girlfriend and brother. Sunday night, freaking out. Channing allegedly got into an argument with another teenager who is close friends with the boy whom he had messaged with. He was trying to find himself and people called him bisexual, but he never classified specifically as that. Joshua Smith said Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott is not adequately investigating the teens who allegedly humiliated his little brother on social media.
Teen Sexting Linked to Psychological Distress - ABC News
Verified by Psychology Today. Gender and Schooling. One researcher was quoted as explaining this phenomenon as follows, "These images are shared as a part of or instead of sexual activity, or as a way of starting or maintaining a relationship with a significant other, and they are also passed along to friends for their entertainment value, as a joke or for fun. This year two cases of suicide have been attributed to sexts gone viral. What can we do to help educate teens about safe texts?
The image was blurred and the voice distorted, but the words spoken by a young Ohio woman are haunting. She had sent nude pictures of herself to a boyfriend. When they broke up, he sent them to other high school girls.
Jessica started skipping school after she was bullied by girls but that soon led to her tragic death. A teenager committed suicide after her life was made a misery when her ex-boyfriend circulated a nude photo she had sent him around her school. Jessica Logan hanged herself in her bedroom just weeks after appearing on TV to tell her story and stop others suffering in the same way. The year-old from Ohio had been harassed by the girls at her school so badly she was miserable, depressed and even afraid to attend classes. Now her mother, Cynthia, has spoken of the tragic loss as she took her grief public in a bid to warn young people of the dangers of sending sexually charged photos and messages via mobile phone - an act known as 'sexting'.