Can you believe this? Teenagers are sending nude pictures and even videos on their cell phones and they don't think there's anything wrong with that? My kids are too young for this, but I think I would get my child a phone without the ability to take pictures!
Here's the story we ran on HOI 19 today:
Forget about passing notes in study hall. Central Ohio school officials say teens are now using their cell phones to send nude pictures of themselves to each other. The principal at Columbus' Olentangy Liberty High School says the situations have left him speechless.
He says the teens don't see anything wrong with sharing nude pictures of themselves by cell phones. A detective from the F.B.I. cyber crime task force says he has seen everything from a strip tease to explicit sex sent by cell phone.
He says the content sometimes makes its way to Internet web sites for others to see. Experts say teens often don't understand the dangers. They suggest parents pay attention to their kids' phones.
Why are teenagers doing this? I would love some insight. Low self-esteem? Peer pressure? Bad parents?