Sexting has become prevalent among middle and high school students. In an effort to educate you and your children on this topic, the Whitehall School District will be bringing in an expert to give three age appropriate presentations on May 1st. Separate junior high and high school presentations will take place during the school day. A PARENT PRESENTATION WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENING FROM 6:00-7:30 IN THE AUDITORIUM.
IF YOUR CHILD USES CELL PHONES OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN ANY WAY, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ATTEND THE PARENT PRESENTATION!
What is Sexting?
Sexting is the exchange of sexually suggestive messages or images electronically. An example of this would be a boyfriend/girlfriend sending sexually explicit messages or nude images to each other.
Possible consequences for sexting include academic/athletic suspensions, emotional distress, bullying, or be discovered years down the road when applying for jobs or college. In Wisconsin, criminal charges could be possible to include mandatory prison time. Children may not initially think of the consequences of sexting; however, once the message is sent the image could potentially become available to anyone.
Listed below are “sexting” resources to assist with educating yourself and children.
If you have any questions regarding this presentation please contact Mr. Youngbauer, Mrs. Lisowski, or Mr. Beighley.