Posts Tagged ‘teens’

CHILD SAFETY PROGRAM LAUNCHED ON FACEBOOK IN THE U.K.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

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In April, we told you about this new program, and yesterday it finally launched overseas. In the U.K. the leading agency to protect children from sexual abuse is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center(CEOP).  This group created the new “ClickCEOP” application.  Members of CEOP were able to meet with Facebook staff and urge them to install a tab for victims of abuse. This is an ingenious idea! The button does not immediately connect users with authorities, but the information is sent to a Child Protection Specialist who then decides if an intervention needs to take place, and if the police need to be notified.  This tab gives teens between the ages of 13 to 18 a place to report inappropriate sexual behavior online. 

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“When Your Privates Go Public”

Thursday, April 15th, 2010


When Your Privates Go Public” – A THIN LINE

MTV spotlights sexting, explaining what it is and sharing true life stories of how it ruined some teen’s lives.  It is true that many teens simply don’t understand that sexting is considered child pornography, and many parents don’t realize this practice even exists. However, there are serious repercussions. A Thin Line highlights “Sexting in America” in parts I, II & III. This series is easy to watch for parents and teens.  Richard Guerry with the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell phone Communication talks about how the proactive photos are often stolen and sold on a digital black market to drive underground websites.  The moral is, if you don’t want the photo haunting you later in life, then don’t take the picture.  MTV says 1 in 5 sexting messages sent are forwarded on to others. 

This week the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office is moving forward with charges against four 15-year-olds at a high school for posting naked pictures of female classmates on the Internet. The teens are cited for possession of harmful matter depicting a person under 18 and sexual exploitation of a minor and will have to face a juvenile court judge.

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