Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2013

Publication Source

Principal Leadership

Abstract

Sexting is a growing challenge. Results from a survey indicated that 20% of adolescents ages 13–19 have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures of themselves; 71% of adolescent females and 67% of adolescent males who have sexted sent the content to a boyfriend or girlfriend; and 38% of adolescent females and 39% of adolescent males report having seen messages originally intended for someone else (National Campaign, 2008).

Those messages can spread at a rapid rate, causing both legal and emotional ramifications for all students involved. Principals can help prevent sexting and mitigate its negative consequences by making staff members and students aware of the issues involved and implementing effective prevention and intervention efforts.

Inclusive pages

12-16

ISBN/ISSN

1529-8957

Comments

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Publisher

National Association of Secondary School Principals

Volume

13

Issue

9