ACLU DEFENDS TEENAGE GIRL FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES FOR SNAPPING AN EXPLICIT PICTURE OF HERSELF

Child pornography laws were not intended to criminalize and prosecute minors for sexting pictures of themselves to fellow students.

Teaching kids about healthy relationships

Teaching your children by talking to them and exemplifying relationships based on kindness, positive feelings, responsibility and self worth is the most effective tool in defining healthy friendships and intimate relationships. Read More

An adult who went undercover at a Kansas high school found today’s teenage girls think it’s ‘normal’ to post ‘promiscuous’ pictures online

An adult goes undercover as a high school student and realizes how rampant sexting is, especially among young girls.  It is so commonplace, that sexting is practically the new norm.  The effects may not only damage a girl's reputation, but also her self esteem.

What Happened When I Found My Teenage Son On A Hookup Site

What is the appropriate reaction to discovering your teenager has posted pictures of his/her genitals on the internet?  A mother gives her account of being in such a situation and how she handled it....as best she could.

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today

When 7 adults go undercover posing as high school students, they discover the magnitude of how disruptive and disturbing the effects are of a 24/7 social media world.  From not being able to focus in class and depression to sexting and cyberbullying, connecting has never been so isolating.

A 14-year-old girl sexted her crush. She may have to register as a sex offender

What happens to teens when the law sees sexting as child pornography?  Should a 14 year-old girl have to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years for willingly sending an explicit photo of herself?

The Hidden Danger in Your Social Media Feeds

Social media can have serious negative mental health impacts. Rather than give it up completely, know the risks and how use social media in a balanced, mindful way. Vicarious traumatization is real and can have serious effects including PTSD.

10 months after Valley teen’s assault, bill targeting social media-driven attacks becomes state law

Jordan's Law (CA AB 1542) will increase penalties for all those involved in social media motivated assaults. Talk with your teens about what assault is and how to avoid becoming criminally liable, even if they thought they were just filming a friend making a joke.

Sexual harassment among teens is pervasive

In a world where teens are boycotting school to raise awareness of pervasive, sometimes instituionalized, sexual harrassment on campus, 76% of students report never having had a conversation with parents or guardians about sexual harrassment. Consider this guideline and start the dialogue now in your own family.

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