Ohio’s NBC4 just ran a segment on Cyberbullying, and how WILL’s new program It’s Your Call is helping educate teens on appropriate cell phone use:
“I’ve seen it in both the middle and high school,” Sturtevant said. “Pictures of students in compromising positions, or in clothes that are more revealing than they should be, where the student themselves sent it or someone else takes it and sends it.”
She said that in some cases, the emotional torture has caused real damage to students she has counseled.
But there is a growing arsenal of strategies, policies and now an online video game of sorts designed to show the consequences of bad decisions when it comes to texting, sexting, or sending explicit photos.
In the game titled It’s Your Call, a 14-year-old girl runs through several temptations with her cell phone ,including the pressure from a popular senior to text him an explicit photo of herself. The player is given three options. First, tell him no. Second, stall while you decide. Or third, send it because he’s worth it.
Read the full article here.