Dangers of sexting...

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Fri, 02-05-2010 - 2:29pm
10 Ways to Protect Your Texting Kids

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1. Explain the Dangers of "Sexting"
In other words, sending pictures with sexually explicit content. This practice is subject to prosecution as a criminal offense under laws prohibiting the distribution of child porn. Though the laws were targeted at adult abusers, they can be used to prosecute kids who send these types of images. Make sure your child knows that forwarding along sexually explicit pictures is illegal. Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, a pediatrician and CEO and founder of Pediatrics Now, an online health information website for parents, says moms should tell their children to let her know right away if they receive such pictures, and then delete them immediately.

Annie Tyler, of Richmond, Virginia, periodically checked the cell phone of her son, then 12. She was horrified to find among his pictures a shot of him "mooning" himself in the mirror. It was intended for a female friend but, fortunately, it wasn't sent successfully. She sat him down and told him he could be arrested. "He had just thought it was funny. It didn't occur to him that it could be considered pornography," said Tyler, who promptly replaced his phone with another without a camera. She hasn't had any trouble since then.

Kids are often stunned to learn that they can be prosecuted for sending as well as receiving such pictures. Molly MacDonald, a mother of five, in Beverly Hills, Michigan, has a son who received a nude photo from a girl who attended a Christian camp with him. His response when confronted: "Well, gee, Mom, she offered to send it to me..." Molly said she had a very serious talk with him about the consequences and what could happen if he forwarded that photo. Carole Lapidos, a social worker in Ann Arbor, Michigan who conducts parent workshops on raising teenagers, suggests including this topic during any cautionary talk you might have with your child about other risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol use.

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Fri, 02-05-2010 - 5:28pm
Isn't it a bit overkill to be "horrified" that your 12yo boy took a pic of his bare behind?

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Fri, 02-05-2010 - 6:08pm
"Hi there. I'm Doctor Cheeks. I'm doing my rounds and, uh, I'm a little behind."














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Sat, 02-06-2010 - 2:47am

Oh, oh, oh, that reminds me. Once we were visiting the US and I had a sore throat that I wanted checked. So, I found a walk-in clinic where a doctor would deign to treat cuts, scrapes and sore throats for 150 bucks or whatever it cost. The doctor was Hungarian and had a very strong accent. He also seemed to think that I was a very interesting specimen and was a bit put out that a sore throat did not justify making the patient strip. So, he wrote me up an antibiotic and I left.

I got to the drugstore next door, only to find out that the antibiotic cost almost 100 dollars. This was turning into a very expensive sore throat. Ever frugal, I marched back to the doctor and asked him to write me up a generic instead. He did so, gladly, but as I was getting ready to leave, he suddenly got a mad gleam in his eye and offered me an even cheaper solution. He could give me a shot, like he did for his indigent patients in another clinic, "just one shot in the a**", only ten cents. I politely declined since I hate shots and because he seemed much too interested in my "a**." But he wouldn't quit, so as I left the clinic I was pursued by the doctor, who was screaming more and more excitedly in his thick, Hungarian accent, "just one shot in the a**"; "just one shot in the a**"

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Sat, 02-06-2010 - 7:04am

I had my tonsils out at 14 in the year prior I had multiple visits to the Dr. for sore throats. The remedy every time, a shot in the butt.

That in itself was not so bad but my dad usually took me to my doctor appointments. Being 13/14 years old and having a shot in the butt in front of your dad was pretty embarrassing.

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Sat, 02-06-2010 - 9:03am
ROFLOL!














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Sat, 02-06-2010 - 10:20am
Yes, that sounds pretty bad. I stopped going in with dd when she about 12, exactly so she could have a bit of privacy.

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Sun, 02-07-2010 - 7:40am

LOL.


this is one category i would think was a big deal if i knew my kid or her/his friends were doing it.