You can talk about this until you’re blue in the face. Still, a large majority of teens and adults see nothing wrong with it:
“Our only way of being alone was to do it over the phone.” – one teen, about why she began sexting
It doesn’t help that people students look up to find a reason to justify such pictures, even in the midst of public embarrassment. Consider Jennifer Lawrence’s response after pictures of here were leaked online last fall:
“I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
Toss in a variety of other behaviors…
texting while driving…
all of it is contained within this infographic:
So what do we do?
What about using curriculum, like the Pure Sex materials?
Have you found this can help?
Feeling like throwing in the towel on sexting and more?
Have you had any successes or failures in addressing this with students?