Think before online posts
I often look at things posted on social media and wonder if that person has ever thought about what they are saying, and what the implications might be.
A digital footprint is something everyone needs to be wary of, so I ask that you think before you post online.
Ask yourself things:
Could someone feel disrespected? Am I revealing too much about myself?
Am I showing a bad side of myself? Could someone misinterpret what I am saying? Am I posting in anger?
Sexting is the creation and distribution of explicit, nude or seminude images via the internet or mobile phone.
We know that young people are increasingly using technology not only to stay in touch, but by pushing the boundaries in what they send and to whom they send it to.
It’s now so easy to send pictures instantly that we are seeing instances of boys and girls sending sexual images of themselves to others without considering the consequences.
They often find out later that the image has been passed on to many others. these simple
As a result they can be the victims of bullying or harassment that could have been avoided.
Here are a few reasons as to why you shouldn’t sext:
It could be shared with people you don’t intend to share it with.
It might go viral. Imagine how you would feel.
You could get a bad reputation. Adults could see it. Imagine your mother, grandfather, or even your teacher, looking at you. How mortifying!
Future employers will Google you.
The consequences are too high to risk doing it, so why would you.
The thinking is that the person receiving it will keep it a secret, but reality is that they are eventually going to show someone and that is when the trouble starts.
What you need to think about is, if you are sexted a photo, before forwarding it.
How would you think and how would you react if that photo was of you.
Think before you post something online. Don’t become a victim of your own stupidity.
Constable Merv Hotter wants people to understand the potential consequences of posting something revealing about themselves online.