During Ms. Barrera's presentation she raised many topics including the age requirement for various apps, concerns involving under-aged students using ride sharing services, disappearing apps as well as sexting. If you were unable to attend this presentation, Ms. Barrera also provided the attached handout/brochure for parents. Additionally the slide show of images below illustrate just a small sample of her power point from the parent presentation last week.
- “Sexting” is the act of sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photos, or images via cell phone, computer, or other digital device. Sexting can be a violation of child pornography laws and can result in jail time, fines, and/or registration as a sex offender.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
- Crisis Text Line: text 741741 to chat with a trained counselor
- Kik Messenger: join the group ‘thatsnotcool’ to chat about digital communication
- Loveisrespect.org: chat with a peer advocate by visiting the website or by texting ‘loveis’ to 22522 or by calling 1-866-331-9474
- NetSmartz: games, videos, and interactive resources to help teens be safe online
- Stopbullying.gov: tips for teens on how to prevent and respond to bullying- in person or online
- That’s Not Cool: learn ways to respond to peer and relationship pressure
- YouthSpark: interactive tips and quizzes for online safety for teens
- If you believe you are in danger, contact your local police
- If you believe you’re a victim of sextortion, or know someone else who is, call the FBI toll-free at 1-800-CALL-FBI