Saw a very provocative post online on “Sexting” – the controversy in the news about young girls sending nude pictures of themselves over their cell phones. Click here to see the Blogher post which includes some interesting feedback. CNN’s piece on the cheerleaders who were kicked off the squad for “sexting” is interesting, in that some experts shed light on the “why” this may be happening, including that it may be a strategy to hold onto boyfriends. Huh? Call me old fashioned, but our battle was always convincing mom that designer jeans were worth the price tag! Check out CNN’s piece:
The Blogher article, written by Nordette, suggests you buy phones without cameras. I have to agree to disagree on this one. I think that you can strip away (please pardon the pun in this post!) features, but kids will find a way. What’s more important is to teach and reinforce values and expectations on usage of technology.
Click here to see a MomTini Lounge post on embracing technology and using positive ways to connect with your tech-savvy kids.
What do you think? What safety tips have you used in your own home to get the teens (and tweens) on board with appropriate usage of the constantly evolving technology?