If the term Cyber Safety causes teen eyes to roll, the words future Cyber Reputation often hit a wall with teens barely able to imagine themselves older than 18 let alone a twentysomething. The definition of reputation implies thinking ahead and we all know that teens are expert at being present time orientated. This is another teachable moment…..
In this week’s The Sunday Age, Nicole Brady, writes, ‘a man’s impulsive decision to email two pictures of himself and his girlfriend having sex when they were 17 still haunts him seven years on. The man, now 24 and on the sex offender register as a result of that email, found himself back in court and fined $400 last week for accidentally breaching one of the register’s stringent reporting requirements: he forgot to tell police when he briefly registered a motorcycle in his name last year.
Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus
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