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Student Well-being | Sexting

Student Well-being | Sexting

Student Well-being | Sexting

13th February 2023

As teens develop an interest in sex, technology and apps make sexting easy and, unfortunately, acceptable among today's youth.  However, many parents are shocked to learn that children as young as 10 are sending naked pictures of themselves to friends and classmates via text and social media. This type of behaviour is seeping into primary school playgrounds, causing irreversible damage to young minds. 

Sending this type of content is problematic for a child of any age, but over the years, there has been a staggering increase in pre-teens using mobile phones to share sexual images and videos. Not only is this type of behaviour detrimental to a young person's moral and ethical well-being, but it also has legal implications placing them at risk of a criminal record. 

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn how to approach the subject of sexting with their children and offer helpful strategies on dealing with the fallout should their child send or receive content containing sexual imagery. 

We hope you take the time to reflect on the information offered in this edition of schoolTV and always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please get in touch with the school counsellor for further information or seek medical or professional help. 

Below is the link to the sexting edition of SchoolTV


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