East High Schools students participated presentation in the consequences of sexting
Sioux City, IA —
East high school students got an important lesson on the consequences of sexting this morning.
That presentation was put on the by East's Mentors in Violence Prevention group to help students understand the social and legal effects that could come from sexting.
Sexting, the practice of sending nude or inappropriate photographs of yourself or someone else has become more prevalent with the rise of social media.
School Resource Officer Elisha Schmeckpeper explained why the presentation was important for the students to see, "we thought it would be a good opportunity to present to them all the consequences, whether it was legal or social. Just cause I think sometimes kids or students don't realize that what they're doing could be illegal could harm them later in the future."
Schmeckpeper said there is only one true way to protect yourself from the consequences of sexting as a teen and that's to just not do it at all.
"The biggest thing that they should get out of it is to just not do it. To not do it, if they see it to try and stop it. If they recieve it, to delete it, but ultimately to not do it."
Today was the female portion of the lesson, and tomorrow the male students will have their turn.
This was done to make the students feel more comfortable while discussing an uncomfortable topic.