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.