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April 23, 2009

“Sexy Babes” and “Sexting”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Danny Petre @ 9:25 am

I was checking out my blog stats a few moments ago and I noticed a reoccurring reference site:  http://sexbabes.wordpress.com/  They have put a link back to my blog post on “Sexting.”  (My most popular post with a few hundred views.)

I bet the creeps that check out Sexy Babes were sorely disappointed that I didn’t have a half naked women in my blog.  But the video of Katie Couric on the other hand….

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March 10, 2009

“Sexting”

The logical followup to my post yesterday has to do with “sexting.”  This is when someone texts a nude photo of themself to others.  Funny right?

It is one of the dumbest uses of digital technology that I can thing of, and it can have tragic non-digital concequences.

For eample: a teen girl “sexted” a nude photo of herself to her boyfriend.  They broke up.  And he spead the photo around school.  The girl then was harrassed by schoolmates and ended up hanging herself in her bedroom closet.  This sad story highlights the importance of being choicefull with your digital activity.

There are a few people at fault here: the girl who took and sent the photo, the boyfriend who texted it around, the classmates that harrassed the girl, and of course the school officals, police, and parents that did little to identify the potential harm it all caused.

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