Saturday, 2 February 2008
10:46:21 PM (GMT)
ok well, they sent this email to all the kids in my school
and it's sorta disturbing
and i have a pretty good idea of what it's about:
February 2, 2008
Recent reports in the media have highlighted an alarming trend in which children have
been creating and sending inappropriate images/videos via their cell phones and
computers. It has come to our attention that some students may be engaging in these
behaviors in our school community. They may be using cell phones and emails to send
images of real or simulated sexual acts and naked or semi naked pictures. Often,
students participate in the sharing of provocative images of themselves and others
without realizing the potential consequences. School authorities are working in
conjunction with the _______* Police Department to help educate the community about
the legal and psychosocial implications of this behavior.
Possession or transmission of sexually revealing or explicit images falls under the
"endangering the welfare of a child" statute in New Jersey. It is illegal to create,
manufacture, transfer, transmit or possess child pornography. The _______ Police
Department has notified us that there will be an amnesty period, which will end on
February 5th, 2008. After this date, any student found to have created, transmitted,
or possessed an illegal image/movie might be charged.
The _______ School District and the _______ Police Department want all children to
understand that this behavior is inappropriate, illegal, and potentially dangerous.
In order to help students understand the seriousness of this behavior, Sergeant ___
_______, has been invited to come to __________ on Monday, February 4th to speak with
students and explain the law and its consequences.
We ask that parents ensure that all cell phones and other electronic devices be
cleared of all questionable images or movies. Please take this opportunity to speak
with your child about the appropriate use of phones, computers and electronic
equipment. In order for our children to thrive in a healthy environment, the
cooperation between the schools, police and parents is vital.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
*yah the spaces are where there used to be the name of my school, town, and people
that have to do with me so chya...