At 17 a teen sent a sext, 7 years later…..

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.

Read more: Teen sext haunts man 7 years on.

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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