Did you know that 1 in 4 teens have sent a sexually explicit text message? I know what you are thinking: “Damn, that’s hot!” But remember that 3 in 4 teens are ugly. …plus KSDK thinks this is a bad thing and is urging parents to make this holiday extra special by corning your kids and reminding them not to be a whores over the cell phone.
“The holidays are a great time for parents to not only have conversations about this in an empowering way,” [author Carrie Silver-Stock] said. “Ask your kids, ‘Have you seen kids sexting?’ ‘Or have you noticed situations where there’s been harm?’ So it’s opening up as it’s more of a dialogue that can be empowering for the young person but it’s also a great time for parents to look for clues.”
“Have you kids seen ‘sexting’?” Really? That’s the best approach. Maybe throw turn your hat backwards first and mention the Music Television before moving in to the sexting questions. Seriously, does anyone actually call it “sexting”?
Oh and why are the holiday’s a good time to do this again? If its so important, why not talk to them, you know, now? Eh…nevermind…the game is on.