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Ari Chi3fs
04-22-2008, 11:04 AM
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Forget about passing notes in study hall; some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves.

The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens' courtship behavior, police and school officials said. The messages often spread quickly and sometimes find their way to public Web sites.

"I've seen everything from your basic striptease to sexual acts being performed," said Reynoldsburg police Detective Brian Marvin, a member of the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force of Central Ohio. "You name it, they will do it at their home under this perceived anonymity."

Westerville Central High School senior Jerome Ray said he's received such unsolicited messages, including one from a classmate while he was sitting with his girlfriend.

"A lot more girls are aggressive," said Ray, 18. "Some girls are crazy and they are putting themselves out there."

Candice Kelsey, a teacher from California, said some teenage girls think they have to be provocative to get boys' attention. As a result, they will send photos they hope their parents never see.

"This happens a lot," said Kelsey, author of Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence. "It crosses every racial socio-economic group. Christian kids are doing it. Jewish kids are doing it."

Male teens are also doing it.

For instance, a central Ohio high school teen made a sexual cell phone video of himself and sent it to female classmates. One of the girls forward the Westerville South High School's video to at least 30 other people.

A study last year found teens are placing more of an emphasis on image and fame than in the past. Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University who studies young people's trends, found that teens are more confident and assertive than ever before.

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Reynoldsburg police Detective Brian Marvin

"Adolescents are not known for thinking things through - that's a generational constant," she said. "Now, with the technology that is out there, instead of taking a picture and passing it around the classroom, it's online, which is a whole different ball game. (Teens) don't see it that way."

Mark Raiff, a principal at Columbus' Olentangy Liberty High School, said some of his students and their cell phones have caused trouble.

"They don't see anything wrong with it," he said. "It leaves me speechless."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/14/tech/main4013175.shtml


Ari Note: Why didn't we have cool cellphones and skanky teachers when I was in school?

wutamess
04-22-2008, 11:19 AM
Chalk this one up in the "Another reason my kids won't get a cell phone until they can afford it themselves."

BIG_DADDY
04-22-2008, 11:30 AM
Here is the catcher. Once they do that and send it to their 30 friends anyone of those friends that forwards it to someone else is charged with one count of distributing child pornography each time they do it. This is sure keep the prison lobbyists grinning from ear to ear as I am sure this will more than destroy a number of these kids lifes moving forward.

BigRedChief
04-22-2008, 11:32 AM
This has been going on since the video phones became cheaper. It's just escalated more recently when it became socially acceptable to do. Teh practice is just considered flirting. Kind of like signing your abstince pledge but then doing oral and anal with each other.

We are teaching our kids how to be hypocryitical earlier and earlier in life.

Rooster
04-22-2008, 11:39 AM
I hate big phone.

Coach
04-22-2008, 12:45 PM
Chalk this one up in the "Another reason my kids won't get a cell phone until they can afford it themselves."

Ditto here. Or I don't mind giving them a phone as long as it does not have the picture taking/movie capturing abilities.

88TG88
04-22-2008, 12:52 PM
Kind of like signing your abstince pledge but then doing oral and anal with each other.



ROFL

bogey
04-22-2008, 12:59 PM
Chalk this one up in the "Another reason my kids won't get a cell phone until they can afford it themselves."

Me too.

CosmicPal
04-22-2008, 01:25 PM
If you are a parent of a teenager who has a cell phone, I believe you can download a data recovery software that will record and track the information from your cell phone's SIM card. This is something that escapes most parents today.

BucEyedPea
04-22-2008, 01:31 PM
Everyone is too plugged in today—including kids. Video fights with witnesses and things like this. It's a new trend with new addicts. One of my daughter's best friends, at only age 14, has been texting, IM'ing with a boy (from a foster home sit no less) and doesn't talk to anyone anymore. This is the only she'll do. Was even texting right in school. Won't do homework—nothing....has completely dropped out of life. Sad.

bogey
04-22-2008, 01:31 PM
Many of my kids friends already have cell phones. She's 10. She has asked numerous times for a phone and we've turned her down numerous times. It's amazing to me how many parents let their kids have cell phones.

BucEyedPea
04-22-2008, 01:36 PM
Many of my kids friends already have cell phones. She's 10. She has asked numerous times for a phone and we've turned her down numerous times. It's amazing to me how many parents let their kids have cell phones.

Yeah, I didn't give mine one either. It was her dad (ex) who gave her one. So she could call us if needed.
Mine isn't allowed a MySpace page and can only IM, email her known local friends here. That it giving her too much homework to have the time helps.

Pitt Gorilla
04-22-2008, 01:37 PM
Of course, then some ped puts it on the web and now the kid's life is ruined.

philfree
04-22-2008, 01:38 PM
Surely adults don't do this.

PhilFree:arrow:

Deberg_1990
04-22-2008, 01:40 PM
Was even texting right in school.

Why do schools even allow cell phones in school?? There is absolutely no reason to have one in school.

Fish
04-22-2008, 01:45 PM
Why do schools even allow cell phones in school?? There is absolutely no reason to have one in school.

What should they do? Frisk the kids for cell phones? Don't underestimate the sneakiness of a high school student. No telling where they'd hide it if they had to.

philfree
04-22-2008, 01:49 PM
Why do schools even allow cell phones in school?? There is absolutely no reason to have one in school.

I think many schools don't allow them but it's hard to search every kid that walks through the doors. Some schools only allow clear backpacks.

PhilFree:arrow:

BIG_DADDY
04-22-2008, 01:53 PM
Of course, then some ped puts it on the web and now the kid's life is ruined.

Yea it's the peds that are ruining these kids. :rolleyes: Good god dude, some of the things you post. The Feds are about 10k X more likely to ruin these kids because of this. Or maybe I should just go with the authorities. Kids are alo much more likely to post it on the web to begin with.

QuikSsurfer
04-22-2008, 01:57 PM
This has been going on since the video phones became cheaper. It's just escalated more recently when it became socially acceptable to do. Teh practice is just considered flirting. Kind of like signing your abstince pledge but then doing oral and anal with each other.

We are teaching our kids how to be hypocryitical earlier and earlier in life.

ROFL

NewChief
04-22-2008, 02:11 PM
Why do schools even allow cell phones in school?? There is absolutely no reason to have one in school.

It's actually, technically, against the law for kids to have their cell phones on campus in Arkansas. Of course, the practice is different than the theory. It's assumed that they all have their phones on them. If they get caught using their phone during school hours, it gets confiscated and a parent must come up to retrieve it. Second offense is a Saturday school.

Even though it's against the law, as soon as the last bell rings, every kid is pulling out a cell phone and making calls.

Demonpenz
04-22-2008, 02:34 PM
I wish i had cell phones back when in high school. how many days of bordom just sitting there doing nothing. Plus you had to drive around to find parties and play phone tag.

NewChief
04-22-2008, 02:38 PM
Another thing: take your kids phone up when they go to bed, if you want them to get a decent night's sleep:

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1658166,00.html

Unfortunately, sleep remains elusive for many adolescents and adults as well, and two other studies in Sleep reveal that cell phones and our jobs may be to blame. In one study of more than 1,600 13-to-15-year-olds in Belgium, scientists at Katholieke University Leuven found that almost 60% of students used their cell phones either to talk or text message after turning their lights out at bedtime. After following the kids for one year, the researchers report that teens who used their cell phone more than once a week after lights-out were five times more likely than kids who never used cell phones at bedtime to say they felt tired one year later. The later the teens stayed awake with their phones, the more tired they were. Most teens concentrated their phone use around midnight, but some continued communicating well past 3 a.m.

BIG_DADDY
04-22-2008, 02:40 PM
I wish i had cell phones back when in high school. how many days of bordom just sitting there doing nothing. Plus you had to drive around to find parties and play phone tag.

WTF, quit eating McRib samiches and playing video games while your'e posting dude.

Demonpenz
04-22-2008, 02:44 PM
WTF, quit eating McRib samiches and playing video games while your'e posting dude.

You are going to have to let the mcrib thing go. That thread was satire.

BIG_DADDY
04-22-2008, 02:46 PM
You are going to have to let the mcrib thing go. That thread was satire.

OK soda boy

Demonpenz
04-22-2008, 02:59 PM
I just got served.