The Curse of Technology (e.g. sexting)
Is not what the general population (yes, massive over-simplification) think it is: the fact that it exists in the first place.
The problem is the growing gap between what tech actually is and does, and the understanding of that among those who are elected to govern.
This is compounded in two ways (probably more):
1) The rate of tech change is speeding up whilst politicians seem to get dimmer for every generation.
2) The current mood is "post truth", i.e. experts are idiots. This does not bode well for dealing with change.
[side note: if rate of tech change is compound like interest rates, we are in for more of this, faster. Where's my Mars ticket?]