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It all began when Abigail started dating this boy who she was truly head over heels in love with - she thought he was total boyfriend material. They'd only been going out for a short while but everyone knew they were a couple -- boyfriend and girlfriend - and one night they were texting and he asked her for picture without her clothes on, he wanted to start sexting with her.
And here's the thing, before you judge her - she really believed that they were meant for each other and that he was a good guy - so, she said yes, she would send him a picture of herself without clothes. Really, at that point in their relationship she felt like she would literally do anything for him. We've all felt that way about someone before haven't we? Me
She sent him a selfie photo, well, it wasn't a full selfie without clothes, it was a half without clothes pic, but still, half pic is only half clothed, in private. It wasn't THAT bad, not as bad as it could have been if she had sexted him a full without clothes. But she made him swear that he wouldn't share it, spread it, or send the picture to anyone, and that included everyone!
But then, according to him, one of his friends took his phone, sent the picture of Abigail to himself, and then proceeded to send it off to everyone in their grade at school. The day after the pic got sent around she remembers walking into school and absolutely everyone had this picture of her on their phones. It had only been meant for this one person, her boyfriend, the guy she was going out with, and it shattered her confidence and feelings of self-worth. She felt broken, all because of this one mistake, this silly picture - hurt and so embarrassed. It was all over social media,
After two weeks of this selfie picture going around, and Abigail having such a rough time of it, the teachers found out about it and she was called into the principal's office and they told her that she had to go and tell her mom and her family what had happened AND that the police were going to get involved as well.
This just overwhelmed her and made her so sad, she burst into tears. She just never could've imagined herself having to talk to the police about this stupid mistake she made. The picture had been leaked, sent, and circulated to everyone and she'd been getting practically cyber-bullied and stalked over it - these rude boys who felt the photo gave them some power over her.
The police were really kind, and told her that this kind of thing happened all the time and that it wasn't her fault, that her boyfriend should never have shared that photo. Those boys got really badly told off and into a ton of trouble. Abigail assumed that they'd learned their lesson, but they hadn't.
After a few months had passed Abigail made another very common mistake, she got back together with this same boy who had hurt her so badly and betrayed her. He had apologized and she really thought he meant it.
He responded by saying that it was all her fault in the first place for sharing the picture with him, and then he blocked her on snapchat, and she unfollowed him, and still, to this day, he bullies her and speaks really badly about her behind her back - calling her horrible names that she would never call him. Sending A Picture To her Boyfriend was the biggest regret her life.
Abigail shared this story as a warning to other girls all around the world to be very careful about sending those kinds of pictures to people. It's easy to caught up in it, and it's easy for things to go wrong. It could happen to anyone.
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