Some customers have been told by Customer Care reps that there was a server issue leading to many subscribers and T-Mo users (including children) being sent spam messages, some with links to content inappropriate for the younger phone users.
A post on Reddit stated, however, that T-Mobile is working on a fix: T-Mobile is aware.
Such campaigns typically rely on scare scenarios, emphasize the risk of bullying and criminal prosecution, engage in female victim blaming, and recommend complete abstinence from sexting. Sexting as an intervention: Relationship satisfaction and motivation considerations.
The paper closes by questioning the abstinence approach in sexting education, and makes suggestions on how to move towards an evidence-based approach to sexting risk prevention that acknowledges both adolescents' vulnerability and sexual agency.
There are several entries on T-Mobile support pages explaining the issue, with multiple commenters suffering.
If you have been receiving more Spam recently, be assured, you are not the only one.
Mobile phones with SMS (Short Message Service) features are becoming quite popular.
The problem seemed to rear its ugly head towards the end of last month, and over the past couple of weeks.
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In opposition to this deviance discourse, a normalcy discourse is appearing in the literature that interprets sexting as normal intimate communication within romantic and sexual relationships, both among adults and adolescents who are exploring and growing into adult relationships. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16, 454-459.
Next, the paper analyzes the sexting risk prevention messages of 10 online educational campaigns.