It wasn't that long ago when, if you took a compromising photograph of yourself, it would take days to develop and print.
That meant one had plenty of time to decide if you really wanted anyone to see them.
Nowadays those decisions can be made instantly.
It's called sexting.
In this Lifetime movie, "Sexting in Suburbia" a teenager takes her own life after a naked picture of her goes viral.
The picture was meant for her boyfriend and the plot is real life, where millions of teenagers engage in sexting.
Twenty- year -old Summer Apple of bell said she started sexting at 15 years old.
"It was really awkward and uncomfortable, but I didn't want to make him mad. I didn't him to break up with me so I'd just kind of do it and then it just became a normal thing," said Apple.
She sent nude pictures to her "at the time" boyfriend just a couple of months after they started dating.
"When somebody tells you they love you, you don't want to lose that you want to hold on to it and you will do anything for it," said Apple.
Apple isn't alone.
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 51 percent of teen girls say pressure from a guy is a reason girls send sexy images or messages.
Apple's mother Crystal Collier had no idea her teenager was sexting, until she received an unexpected picture.
"I couldn't believe that I had received a picture like that from my daughter and that she was actually sending pictures like that of her body," said Collier.
Apple said she has friends who send pictures and videos through text message. As well as social media sites and private apps like "Snap Chat", which deletes a "chat" right after the recipient views it.
"Because you are on some sort of private network it may not be private forever. There could be mistakes that happen," said Bruce Floyd who is a Social Media Specialist at the University of Florida.
Floyd said teens should keep in mind that hitting the "delete" button doesn't necessarily mean a picture is gone for good, with apps like "Snap Hack."
"That actually allows people to get the images that have not yet been received by a recipient. So those images that you think are going to be deleted, if they haven't been seen yet, there are available to other people. That's pretty scary," said Floyd.
In many cases, teenagers don't think about the consequences of sexting.
The moment you make the decision to send that "sexy" photo to someone else, you no longer have control over who gets to see and you may end up trapped in here forever.
"It doesn't matter how many times they say they removed it from their hard drive, they deleted it, you don't know where that image went. That's where it becomes dangerous. Now it gets passed around school, or college. It follows you around," said Garret Evans who is a psychologist.
With one in five teens involved in sexting according to an online monitoring software company called "Guard Child", Evans said the best time to start talking to your kids about sexting is before you suspect they are being sexually active.
"Instead of directing do you do this, has anybody sent you this, it's more do you know anybody doing this? Have you heard about any of this? Has it led to any problems? Have there been any scandals at school," said Evans.
Sexting can also lead to legal trouble.
Detective David Tate with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office said if you are caught sending a nude photo of someone under the age of 18, you could end up in prison.
"If someone was asking for the photograph in a certain manner or the ages of the people asking for the photographs, we could have charges of soliciting minors for sex activity," said Det. Tate.
As for the person who decides to sent that sexy pic, their life could change with a click of a button.
"When sexting goes bad, it can go really bad. We've had teenagers end their life over things like this," said Evans.
Evans said teens usually show signs when dealing with a sexting issue.
Parents may notice their teenager doesn't want to go to school, isn't speaking with friends anymore and spends a lot of time alone.
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