The Los Angeles Unified School District this week unveiled a campaign to educate middle and high schoolers on the harsh consequences of sexting--the exchange of sexually explicit photos of themselves via mobile devices.
The campaign, Now Matters Later, provides tips for parents and teachers on how to dissuade teens from engaging in the common practice. Sexting, research has shown, is prevalent among teens, who have little idea of its legal and lasting consequences.
If you are a parent, have you talked to your kids about the danger of sexting? How have you gone about having that conversation?
Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW, international sex education expert and founder of Elizabeth Schroeder Consulting, which helps adults teach young people about sexuality.