Sexting: Implications and strategies for school professionals Book Chapter

cited authors

  • McEachern, AG; Riveros, E

fiu authors

abstract

  • Sexting, sending semi-nude or nude photographs of one self or others has become a prevalent teen phenomenon in recent years. Some studies have indicated that as many as 39% of teens surveyed admit to sending or receiving sexting messages. Sexting can have serious implications for students, parents, and school professionals. For teen victims, sexting can have deleterious academic, social, and emotional effects. Teens caught sexting can face academic sanctions such as school expulsion, or in some cases being charged and convicted of child pornography. School professionals have a responsibility to ensure all students in schools are safe and to develop, uphold, and disseminate sexting policies and procedures. Students, parents, and all school professionals should be given information about sexting and how to deal with sexting incidents both in and out of school.

publication date

  • October 1, 2014

start page

  • 177

end page

  • 186