Sexting is the act of engaging in sexual activity via cell phone or computer, includes the exchange of nude photographs and videos. It merges the terms "sex" and "texting" into a single term.
Participating in this activity can result in criminal charges, including possession of child pornography, obscenity and indecency with a child. The laws vary by state. Check out our guide to federal and state Sexting Laws for more information.
Also Known As: sext, sexted
Examples: The Vermont legislature is considering allowing minors to participate in sexting without the stigma of being prosecuted as a sex offender.
The teen was arrested after she sexted with the 14-year-old boy.