This is a true but sadly recurrent story among teens today despite the headlines and the warnings of teachers and parents. Nonetheless it is a teachable moment that you must use to discuss the consequences of sexting with your teen both as the possible transmitter or receiver. In fact if you have tweens start now! It occurred at a particular Melbourne school this week but across the city many Melbourne schools have dealt with sexting at some level. Like our School many have incorporated Cyber Safety lessons into the curriculum and personal development programs yet teens still sext for a myriad of reasons. We must remember that family planning sessions held in the days we were at school, did not stop all teenage pregnancies. It is incumbent on us all: parents and teachers, not to give up the message and the discussion. Don’t preach. Don’t say, ‘I told you so’, instead start by showing your teen or tween the article and asking what they think of this recent occurrence. Let them drive the conversation.
As seen on Sunrise
Endorsed by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
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