Sexting, Sextortion and Sextpertise
Protecting Yourself and Your Family Online
The more you know about how the Internet and digital technology works, the safer you will be. This is a printable PDF that outlines everything families need to know to protect themselves online. Be smart. Be prepared.
Sexting is becoming very common and trending younger and younger. The pics start with something provocative, perhaps a pic in a bathsuit or nightwear. Then they get sexier fast. Boys take these images as often as girls do, but few people care. Both boys and girls have been blackmailed (sextorted) by predators threatening to make their sexy pics public.
Stop Cyberbullying Resources
When you have been doing this longer than anyone else, you have lots of resources and materials to share. We have been doing this for 20 years, since 1995. During the two days of the Global StopCyberbullying Youth Summit, we expect our participants to participate. We've shared some of our articles and multimedia resources to help prepare everyone better. Different groups define "cyberbullying" differently. We define it as "minors using digital technology as a weapon to hurt another minor." We have longer and more scholarly definitions, of course. But "cyberbullying" is always between minors. When adults are involved, we call it "cyberharassment." The more you learn, the better prepared you will be to help us frame the issues and identify solutions.
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