Los Angeles schools to teach ‘sexting’

Los Angeles schools to teach ‘sexting’
Preparing for life lessons. (Image via Santa Maria Times)

[Ed. – Will there be a test?]

Administrators at the Los Angeles Unified School District – the second-largest in the country – are “creating a video, lesson plans and handouts on sexting, which they plan to distribute to all schools beginning this fall,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

According to KOLO, District Police Chief Steven Zipperman “says the campaign will teach students about violations of child pornography and obscenity laws that can come with sexting along with the personal consequences.”

“We’re really trying to get the message out that before you push that send button, please think about what it may mean to you — not just the criminal factor but the embarrassment, your future employment, college entrance. What you do now matters, and they need to understand that,” according to Zipperman.

A 2014 study in Texas found found 28% of students surveyed had sent naked pictures of themselves via social media, like the app Snapchat, and 60% had been asked for at least one.

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