This powerpoint is to be used with middle
school and high school students. It is an overview
of sexting and includes a
definition, the consequences
and the ramifications if caught with sexting photos.
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This downloadable powerpoint is a brief overview of cyberbullying and sexting for school staff and parents. It defines and clarifies two types of digital media abuse.
It was used at The Marshall County Digital Citizenship Seminar.
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Think Before You Send
What Can Schools Do?
- -Remember Nothing is Private on the Internet-Your Images will be shared and passed around by other. Once it is out there you have no control.
- -When You Post to the Internet It Never Goes Away- It may seen fun and flirty and you send it on a dare, but teachers, parents, potential employers, college recruiters, coaches, friends and enemies can find you past post forever. Link to Ad Councils Video, Bulletin Board
- -Don't Let Others Pressure You Into Something You Don't Want To Do (even Online)- 40% of teen girls say they post sexually explicit images because of "peer pressure". Take control of your own actions and say "No."
- -What Will the Person Who Receives the Post Think - You might mean something to be a joke or funny, but they may take it as the type of person you are. Consider the real-life impression you are leaving. Could this ruin your reputation? Link to Ad Councils Video, Everyone Knows Your Name
- -You Are Not Anonymous- 20% of the teens who post sexually suggestive images do so to people they only know on line. Remember that someone can find your email, phone number and address if they try hard enough.*
- Educate (staff, students and parents)
- From the National School Board Association comes an article that outlines a number of legal and practical issues concerning "sexting" at school. It includes steps for administrators to take after a "sexting" incident, anti-sexting policies and using education to prevent sexting. SEXTING AT SCHOOL: LESSONS LEARNED THE HARD WAY
- Review policies and handbook relating to AUP, digital communication and Internet abuse
>>Kentucky School Board Association has sample policies
-Access to Electronic Media 08.2323
-Telecommunication Devices 09.4261
- State consequences clearly
- Be consistent
*Reference: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen ...Pregnancy-Tech Survey
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