Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Long-term Consequences of "Sexting" And Other Risky Behaviors Put Up On The Web

In a previous post, I talked about "Sexting" and how a beautiful, young woman took her life after her ex boyfriend disseminated her nude photo at school.  It only takes seconds for a photo like that to reach every teen in a child's high school.  

Jessica's solution was, unfortunately, to end her life.  That is an extreme and irreversible consequence of "Sexting", but there are other long term, devastating consequences.  Our children need to know that whatever they put up on the Internet will not only be seen by friends, it will also be seen by college admissions officers, coaches, talent scouts, future employers, parents, grandparents, and even sexual predators.  

Our teens are not able to understand the long term consequences of their actions, so it is imperative that we parents explain to them that what they put on the Internet today, could jeopardize their dream job, college admission, professional sports team, and much more 10 years down the road.

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