All involve serious concerns about child protection. In some incidents you might have clear elements of coercion and pressure and it may well be appropriate for a school to confiscate a phone because it may contain evidence of a criminal offence. In September, the legal risks were made clear when a year-old boy was told his details would be held on a police database for 10 years for the crime of making and distributing an indecent image of a child. He had sent a naked image of himself to a classmate. Many schools in the UK are tackling the issue by delivering lessons to pupils on the risks, both legal and emotional, of sending naked or near-naked images. They listened as she told them that sending and distributing indecent pictures of anyone under 18 was illegal and could result in police action.
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Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. Amid the irresponsible behavior -- partying, teen drug use, etc -- are well-intentioned messages about everything from nonjudgmental portrayals of genders and races to arguments about responsibility vs. Molly and Amy are smart and responsible -- and comfortably so they're not outcasts -- but they learn to be less responsible and more spontaneous.
And to further complicate matters, technology changes so quickly. Confused, concerned, feeling guilty and guessing about how to navigate this digital terrain we've found ourself in…. I've compiled a number of free and low-cost resources below for Parents, to help navigating raising their children and teens in the digital world. Raising Your Child in a Digital World: Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict.