High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit, Altering Young Lives

One day last winter Margarite posed naked before her bathroom mirror, held up her cellphone and took a picture. Then she sent the full-length frontal photo to Isaiah, her new boyfriend.

Both were in eighth grade.

They broke up soon after. A few weeks later, Isaiah forwarded the photo to another eighth-grade girl, once a friend of Margarite’s. Around 11 o’clock at night, that girl slapped a text message on it.

“Ho Alert!” she typed. “………..text this to all your friends.” Then she clicked open the long list of contacts on her phone and pressed “send.”

To learn more read this article

High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit, Altering Young Lives – NYTimes.com.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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One Response to High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit, Altering Young Lives

  1. whatsaysyou says:

    Sexting is becoming common to the point that we do need to educate kids about risks and consequences of sexting.

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