Four Teens Arrested over Sexting at a Melbourne School

Sexting3This 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.

Four teens arrested over sexting scandal at school in Melbourne’s west | Herald Sun.

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 Four Teens Arrested over Sexting at a Melbourne School

  1. Pingback: Top Sexting Tips for Teens and Parents | iCyberSafe.com – Living in a Connected World

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