What should I do if someone "sexts" my kid?

Parents: If someone "sexts" your kid, tell your kid to delete the photo and block the number. And if someone asks her to send a "sext," make sure she says no. Pressured sexting is a form of digital harassment and can lead to risky behavior and emotional stress. This would be a good opportunity to have a larger conversation about the risks of sexting and sharing sensitive information online or through social media, as well as what makes a healthy relationship. 

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Kid, 12 years old

Remember that someone can send that picture to someone else or post it on social media
Teen, 13 years old written by Molly W.

Depends on the situation. If your kid doesn't ask for them, and they don't respond positively, then it isn't a big deal. Your kid did nothing wrong. But if they encouraged or praised it, then consequences should be dealt.
Parent of a 9, 10, 12, and 13 year old written by brynnelizabeth

I feel it would be best to find out the child identity and inform the school counselor as well as that child's parent. I would also elaborate with my children how this is wrong and how possible it is for those types of pictures/conversations to be kept forever and out into the public for all to see.