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Your Kid’s a Weiner

Watch where you point your finger. Your kid has probably sent or received a sext today.

The accusations that led to Anthony Weiner’s resigning were upsetting insofar as this was a teachable moment. Instead it became a media circus. Why not have a larger discussion about the serious issues surrounding privacy and technology? Develop a better understanding of how these issues can negatively impact private companies, our children, and political careers.

In the USA, the average kid sends over 100 text messages per day. This extreme messaging does not have as positive an impact on their digital literacy as it does their ability to beat their elders in thumb wars. The reality is that 1 in 10 kids has sent sext (sex + text) of themselves and that 1 in 4 has sent and/or received one of someone else…. Read the rest on Huffington Post

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