Friday, September 4, 2009

Age of innocence ~ part 2

I'm home from Curriculum Night. I'm very pleased with my daughter's school. It's always a comfort to see that the principal sends their own children to their school. To me, that shows that they truly believe in the teachers there.

But back to the thought at hand... Sex-ting. Earlier tonight, I blogged about this newest 'technology'. Children are taking inappropriate pictures of themselves and sending them to their friends. By law, this constitutes as pornography - especially when passed along to another child. What I learned tonight is that it is a punishable FELONY, with possibly requiring sex offender registration.

I think most parents would think it's harmless, just kids being kids. That the felony conviction may be too harsh. To me, I say - Kudos. Children need to learn that grown up decisions have grown up consequences.

This prompted a discussion between my tweenager and myself. Mainly because they showed a short film on the subject and I asked her to leave the room. Since the principal wasn't willing to show it to the entire 6th grade, then it may not be appropriate for MY 6th grader (it wasn't all that bad actually).

Anyway, not that I wanted to have to have that conversation, but its always nice to have it while I can control it. We talked about sex-ting and why we don't allow her to even have texting on her phone. Once I REALLY explained what sex-ting was, she was more than THRILLED to not have watched the film and was thankful that we do not have texting on her phone.

One small battle won... MANY more to go. Thanks for your prayers.


"... greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world." ~ 1 John 4:4

Many blessings,


Kristen said...

You've got quite the teenager! I am sure many others would fight tooth-and-nail in that situation!

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

She's still at the age where the THOUGHT of sex freaks her out. Heck, she didn't even want us to allow her to take sex-ed at school (they teach abstinence only). I know it's only a matter of time before she moves out of this stage.