How can we prevent a crime when the victim is the one creating the sexually explicit images used to exploit them? In this workshop we will discuss how to better understand these behaviors in children and adolescents while sharing free resources from NCMEC to address this issue with children of all ages. Lastly, we will discuss how to build successful prevention programs in your local community addressing all facets of online exploitation including self-generated content. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 9, 2021 until December 17, 2021.
Describe recent research about sexting behavior in teenagers including prevalance statistics as well as qualitiative and quantitative information about attitudes and experiences with sexting.
Demonstrate understanding of why common messaging related to self-produced explicit content to children and teens are problematic or incomplete. These include messages that: focus on the 'sender' along, only tell children not to sext, use worst case scenarios to discourage the behvaior, are only for teenagers, and those that focus on strangers.
Describe and identify resources for best practice messaging related to self-generated explicit content for young children as well as for tween and teens.