I just heard a discussion on NPR about this sexting scandal in Colorado. In the world of technology we live in we have to be aware and be more open than ever with our discussions with our kids. I read a study recently that said sexting is the precursor to actual sex and it becomes really prevalent around the age of 13. If you know kids this age and have not yet seen the beginnings of suggestive photos on Instagram or all too revealing tweets on Twitter get ready. It’s coming. Exploration with sexuality? Bullying? I’m sure every situation is different but as parents we’ve got to open up the channels of communication. It might seem harmless enough to send a suggestive picture to a first time boyfriend, but that image lives on forever in cyberspace and anyone can get their hands on it. Let’s also remember Snapchat where the image disappears almost instantly but the damage from sexting could reverberate for years.
CANYON CITY, Colorado (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A sexting scandal at a Colorado high school has parents on high alert.