There’s No Such Thing as Safe “Sext”<br />How to Protect Your Kids <br />and Your District from Cell Phone Misuse<br />Fre...
Seminar Overview<br />What Is Sexting?<br />The Technology of Sexting<br />The Scope of the Problem<br />Why Do Kids Sext?...
Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />Computer Forensics Expert<br />w...
Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />Computer Forensics Expert<br />1...
Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />Computer Forensics Expert<br />1...
Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />Computer Forensics Expert<br />1...
What Is “Sexting”?<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />Spring 2008: Old Behavior, New Word<br />No Precise Legal Definition of...
The Technology of Sexting<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />SMS – Short Message Service<br />First used in 1992, became popu...
The Scope of the Problem - I<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />Teen Usage of Cellphones Is Rising:<br />Ages 15-18: ~ 84%<br...
The Scope of the Problem - II<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (2...
Why Do Kids Sext?<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (2008):<br />2...
Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />The Internet<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />The Internet<br />Porn Chic<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />The Internet<br />Porn Chic<br />Celebrity Sexting<br />www.FrederickLane....
Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />The Internet<br />Porn Chic<br />Celebrity Sexting<br />Hormones<br />www....
The Legal Issues<br />A sexually explicit image of an individual under 18* is child pornography<br />Children can be prose...
Emotional and Social Impact<br />Short-Term:<br />Embarrassment<br />Bullying, Harassment, Ostracization<br />Sexual Black...
Jesse Logan<br />18 year old high school senior in Ohio<br />Sent nude photos of herself to her boyfriend<br />When they b...
Consequences for Students<br />School Sanctions:<br />Violation of various school policies<br />Removal from extracurricul...
Consequences for Districts<br />Disruption of Educational Activities<br />Civil Lawsuits:<br />State anti-bullying statute...
Are Your Policies In Order?<br />Acceptable Use Policies:<br />Does It Describe and Limit Student Use of District Resource...
Education: It’s What We Do<br />Schedule Annual Information Sessions for Teachers, Parents, and Students<br />Require Stud...
Age-Appropriate Curricula<br />Elementary School:<br />The Limits of Sharing<br />Personal Boundaries<br />Middle School:<...
Additional Resources<br />Cybertraps for the Young<br />www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com (beginning 1 August 2011)<br />Downl...
There’s No Such Thing as Safe “Sext”<br />How to Protect Your Kids <br />and Your District from Cell Phone Misuse<br />Fre...
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A presentation on the issue of sexting given at the National School Boards Association annual conference in San Francisco. This lecture is part of the launch for my new book, "Cybertraps for the Young."

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  1. 1. There’s No Such Thing as Safe “Sext”<br />How to Protect Your Kids <br />and Your District from Cell Phone Misuse<br />Frederick S. Lane<br />National School Boards Association<br />Annual Conference<br />4 April 2011<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  2. 2. Seminar Overview<br />What Is Sexting?<br />The Technology of Sexting<br />The Scope of the Problem<br />Why Do Kids Sext?<br />The Legal Issues<br />The Consequences<br />Are Your Policies In Order?<br />Prevention Through Education<br />Age-Appropriate Curricula<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  5. 5. Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />Computer Forensics Expert<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  6. 6. Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />Computer Forensics Expert<br />10 Years -- Burlington (VT) School Board<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  7. 7. Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />Computer Forensics Expert<br />10 Years -- Burlington (VT) School Board<br />Technology & Privacy Specialist<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  8. 8. Introduction<br />Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer<br />Author of 6 Books<br />Computer Forensics Expert<br />10 Years -- Burlington (VT) School Board<br />Technology & Privacy Specialist<br />Student Safety Advocate<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  9. 9. What Is “Sexting”?<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />Spring 2008: Old Behavior, New Word<br />No Precise Legal Definition of “Sext”<br />Typically Covered by Federal and State Child Pornography Statutes<br />General Definition: <br />Sending Texts, Photos, or Videos of a Sexual Nature from One Cellphone to Another<br />
  10. 10. The Technology of Sexting<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />SMS – Short Message Service<br />First used in 1992, became popular in 2005/2006<br />Messages generally limited to 160 characters<br />MMS – Multimedia Messaging Service<br />Introduced in 1998<br />Enables sending of photos and videos<br />Camera Phones<br />1997: First publicly-shared photo via phone<br />2001: Phones introduced with video capability<br />Internet Access<br />1999: Japan’s NTT DoCoMo introduces mobile Internet<br />
  11. 11. The Scope of the Problem - I<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />Teen Usage of Cellphones Is Rising:<br />Ages 15-18: ~ 84%<br />Ages 10-14: ~ 60%<br />Ages 6-9: ~ 22%<br />The Average Age of First Cellphone Use: < 10<br />Teens LOVE to Send Texts:<br />Boys (13-17): 2,539 texts per month<br />Girls (13-17): 4,050 texts per month<br />Roughly 90% of cellphones have cameras<br />
  12. 12. The Scope of the Problem - II<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (2008):<br />20% of teens 13-19 said that they had sent/posted nude photos or videos<br />39% of teens said that they had sent/posted sexually explicit messages<br />Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (2009)<br />Just 4% of teens 12-17 reported sending nude photos or videos<br />15 % reported receiving such messages<br />Anecdotal Evidence Suggest These Figures Are Low<br />
  13. 13. Why Do Kids Sext?<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (2008):<br />2/3 of those who sexted sent the content to a boyfriend or girlfriend; 15% of recipients said they forwarded the message to someone else<br />15% of those who sexted sent the content to someone they knew only online<br />Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (2009)<br />82% sent a sext to get attention<br />67% sent a sext “to be cool”<br />60% sent a sext to be like the “popular girls”<br />55% sent a sext to solicit or further a relationship<br />
  14. 14. Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  15. 15. Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />The Internet<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  16. 16. Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />The Internet<br />Porn Chic<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  17. 17. Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />The Internet<br />Porn Chic<br />Celebrity Sexting<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  18. 18. Some Other Reasons<br />It’s Fast and Easy<br />The Internet<br />Porn Chic<br />Celebrity Sexting<br />Hormones<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  19. 19. The Legal Issues<br />A sexually explicit image of an individual under 18* is child pornography<br />Children can be prosecuted for receipt, possession, and/or production<br />There is risk for teachers and school administrators in handling these images<br />Conviction generally results in jail time and registration as a sex offender<br />States are considering “Romeo and Juliet exceptions.<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  20. 20. Emotional and Social Impact<br />Short-Term:<br />Embarrassment<br />Bullying, Harassment, Ostracization<br />Sexual Blackmail (Sextortion)<br />Long-Term:<br />Depression and Mental Illness<br />Self-Injury and/or Suicide<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  21. 21. Jesse Logan<br />18 year old high school senior in Ohio<br />Sent nude photos of herself to her boyfriend<br />When they broke up, he forwarded them to various students – 7 schools involved<br />Logan was harassed, taunted, and even physically assaulted because of the photographs<br />In July 2008, Logan committed suicide<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  22. 22. Consequences for Students<br />School Sanctions:<br />Violation of various school policies<br />Removal from extracurriculars or school<br />Negative impact on college admissions or jobs<br />Civil Liability:<br />Invasion of privacy (depending on state)<br />Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress<br />Criminal Prosecution:<br />Federal child pornography statutes (< 18)<br />State child pornography statutes (varies)<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  23. 23. Consequences for Districts<br />Disruption of Educational Activities<br />Civil Lawsuits:<br />State anti-bullying statutes (varies)<br />Failure to provide /maintain a safe environment<br />Criminal Liability for Employees:<br />Relationship-Based Crimes<br />Possible investigation / seizure of computers and network<br />Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  24. 24. Are Your Policies In Order?<br />Acceptable Use Policies:<br />Does It Describe and Limit Student Use of District Resources?<br />Does It Stress the Importance of and Respect for Personal Privacy?<br />Does It Specifically Describe and Prohibit Illegal Conduct?<br />Anti-Harassment and Anti-Bullying:<br />Does It Encompass Electronic Communications?<br />Does It Encompass Off-Campus Behavior That Affects the Classroom?<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  25. 25. Education: It’s What We Do<br />Schedule Annual Information Sessions for Teachers, Parents, and Students<br />Require Students and Parents to Read and Sign AUP and Anti-Bullying Policies<br />Incorporate Sexting and Cyberbullying Into Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators<br />Liaise With Student Resource Officers, Law Enforcement, and Legislators<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  26. 26. Age-Appropriate Curricula<br />Elementary School:<br />The Limits of Sharing<br />Personal Boundaries<br />Middle School:<br />Much More on Personal Boundaries<br />Anti-Cyberbullying and Anti-Harassment<br />Introduction to Criminal Consequences and Cyberethics<br />High School:<br />Much More on Criminal Consequences and Cyberethics<br />Long-Term Consequences of Digital Stupidity<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  27. 27. Additional Resources<br />Cybertraps for the Young<br />www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.com (beginning 1 August 2011)<br />Download This Presentation:<br />www.FrederickLane.com (http://goo.gl/tWIuX)<br />www.SlideShare.com/FSL3<br />Contact Me:<br />FSLane3@gmail.com / 802-318-4604<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />
  28. 28. There’s No Such Thing as Safe “Sext”<br />How to Protect Your Kids <br />and Your District from Cell Phone Misuse<br />Frederick S. Lane<br />National School Boards Association<br />Annual Conference<br />4 April 2011<br />www.FrederickLane.com<br />

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