A Workshop on Today’s epidemic of t(w)eens requesting/sending inappropriate photos
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- What: Workshop on teen sexting culture
- Who: 8th-10th grade boys, girls, and parents (all separated)
- When: September 10, 4:30-5:30pm
- Led by: Licensed Clinical Social Workers + Clinical Psychologists
- Registration: $20/Family. Must RSVP in advance here
So here’s the lowdown: Many boys (as young as 7th + 8th grade and through high school) are requesting explicit photos from girls, and many girls are sending the photos. And sometimes it is visa versa. Let us help you 1) understand the epidemic, 2) better guide your child to respond and make healthier and smarter choices, and 3) monitor and enforce appropriate expectations. Even if you believe this is not relevant to your child, this is part of the world around them and we recommend you be equipped for if/when these conversations need to happen.
What will this workshop look like?
For Parents of Boys:
The hard truth is that many boys are requesting inappropriate pictures from girls. If your child is not, many of his friends are. Beyond the legal implications (which there are many), this workshop is designed to help you learn effective ways to talk to your boys about the sexting culture and how to guide them to respect girls in this day and age.
For Parents of Girls:
The hard truth is that your daughter will likely receive a request for an inappropriate picture, if she has not already. Sadly, there is an acceptable culture around sending “pics.” This workshop is designed to help you learn effective ways to talk to your daughter about the sexting culture, to create a plan with them if they receive these requests, and to empower them to respect and protect their bodies.
*Separately from parents and girls,* boys will discuss the realities of growing up in this current era of technology, including education around serious legal implications and how to make decisions that are respectful to both themselves and girls.
*Separately from parents and boys,* girls will discuss the cultural norms around them, self-respect, empowerment, safety, reputation, legalities, and more. Girls will create a specific plan for addressing inappropriate requests.