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1 Sexting Frederick S. Lane Boston College 03 March 2011 How One Click Can Ruin Your Child’s Life

2 Seminar Overview Introduction Children and Technology Cyberbullying & Sexting Emotional and Social Consequences Legal Consequences Prevention

3 Introduction Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer

4 Introduction Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer Author of 5 Books

5 Introduction Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer Author of 5 Books Computer Forensics Expert

6 Introduction Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer Author of 5 Books Computer Forensics Expert Chair, Burlington (VT) School Board

7 Introduction Attorney, Educational Consultant & Lecturer Author of 5 Books Computer Forensics Expert Chair, Burlington (VT) School Board Student Safety & Privacy Advocate

8 Communication at the Speed of Light 1983 – 1 st US mobile call

9 Communication at the Speed of Light 1983 – 1 st US mobile call 1995 – Web explodes

10 Communication at the Speed of Light 1983 – 1 st US mobile call 1995 – Web explodes 1996 – Jennicam

11 Communication at the Speed of Light 1983 – 1 st US mobile call 1995 – Web explodes 1996 – Jennicam 2002 – 1 st US camera phone

12 Communication at the Speed of Light 1983 – 1 st US mobile call 1995 – Web explodes 1996 – Jennicam 2002 – 1 st US camera phone 2006 – ½ of all cell phones have cameras

13 Communication at the Speed of Light 1983 – 1 st US mobile call 1995 – Web explodes 1996 – Jennicam 2002 – 1 st US camera phone 2006 – ½ of all cell phones have cameras 2008 – 1.9 billion camera phones

14 Kids LOVE Cell Phones 2001 ~ An estimated 20% have cell phones Cell phone companies discover the teen market By 2006, 40% of teens have cell phones By 2009, that figure doubled to 83% 20% of kids 6-11 own a phone Average age of ownership is now < 10 55% say top cell phone activity is texting

15 Amazingly Busy Fingers In 2008, U.S. mobile subscribers sent an astounding 900 billion SMS text messages. Another 32 billion MMS messages were sent, a 120% increase over 2007 An estimated 250 billion digital photographs were taken with cell phones Number of photos and text messages is expected to rise sharply in years to come

16 When Sharing Circles Go Bad World Wide Web / MMS / Social Networking Camera phone

17 Cyberbullying The use of the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person

18 Sexting “The act of sending sexually explicit photos, images, or messages electronically, primarily by cell phone or the Internet”

19 Culture & Sexting Television & Movies The Internet Porn Chic

20 Culture & Sexting Television & Movies The Internet Porn Chic Celebrity Sexting Hormones

21 The Scope of the Sexting Problem Findings of a Fall 2008 study by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: – 20% of teens have sent or posted a nude photo or video – 2/3 of those sent the content to a boyfriend/girlfriend, 15% of whom forwarded it. – 15% of teens sending nude photos/videos have sent the content to people they only know online

22 Latest Sexting Stats – April ‘09 30% of girls 9-15 have “sexted” Typical age to start sending “sexts” – 12 Typical age to start receiving “sexts” – 10 Reasons for sending a “sext” message? – To get attention – 82% – To be cool – 67% – To be like the popular girls – 60% – To find a boyfriend – 55%

23 WAY Beyond “Kiss and Tell” Three Most Common “Sext” Scenarios: 1.Romantic Couple Exchanges Sexts 2.Sext Messages Are Initially Private, but Are Redistributed by One Individual to Boast, for Revenge, etc. 3.Individual Solicits Sext as a Prelude to a Relationship, or As An Offer For One No Such Thing As “Casual Sexts”

24 Prevention and Education Clear School District Policies – Acceptable Use Policies – Anti-Harassment and Anti-Cyberbullying Student & Parent Education – Personal Privacy Curriculum Staff Training Law Enforcement & Legislative Outreach

25 Detection and Response Be Aware of What’s Going on in Schools Notify Parents Interview Faculty, Staff & Students Isolate & Lock Down Evidence Get Legal / Law Enforcement Help ASAP Follow Established Disciplinary Procedures Use as a Teachable Moment

26 Emotional & Social Consequences Short Term: – Sexual Blackmail – Bullying, Harassment, & Ostracization – Embarrassment Long Term: – Depression & Mental Illness – Loss of Scholarships, Admissions, Jobs – Self-Injury & Suicide

27 Jesse Logan 18 year old high school senior in Ohio Sent nude photos of herself to her boyfriend When they broke up, he forwarded them to various high school girls Logan was harassed, taunted, and even physically assaulted because of the photographs In July 2008, Logan committed suicide

28 Student Legal Consequences School Sanctions: – Violation of various school policies – Removal from extra-curriculars or school Civil Liability: – Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress – Invasion of privacy (depending on state) Criminal Prosecution: – Federal child pornography statutes (< 18) – State child pornography statutes (varies)

29 District Legal Consequences Disruption of Educational Activities: – Possible investigation / seizure of network Criminal Liability for Employees: – Relationship-Based Crimes – Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography Civil Lawsuits – Failure to provide /maintain a safe environment – State child pornography statutes (varies)

30 Additional Resources CommonSenseMedia.org WiredSafety.org FBI “A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety” -- uidee.htm uidee.htm iKeepSafe.org iSafe.org

31 Vermont School Board Assoc. My thanks to the Vermont School Board Association and its Associate Director, Winton Goodrich, for their support of my trip to the National School Board Association to make this presentation.

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