December 15, 2015
To: Safe Sport Committee
LSC Safe Sport Chairs
Two interesting podcasts on sexting recently related to the sexting issue at Canon City High School here in Colorado last month:
The first one is from Colorado Matters: 'Sexting Panic' Author Offers Caution, Advice After Canon City Headlines:http://www.cpr.org/news/story/expert-says-laws-punish-sexting-miss-mark. This is a written summary of the podcast and you can listen to the audio using the “Listen” link under the author’s byline.
The expert is Amy Hassinoff, a professor at CU Denver, who comes from the perspective that kids are going to make decisions about sexting or not similar to decision making about having sex or not and that the laws haven’t caught up yet.
The second is an episode of Note to Self which you can listen to here: http://www.wnyc.org/story/why-care-about-sexting/. Their expert, Susannah Stern, professor at Univ of San Diego, talks about the power dynamic that informs sexting, how it affects identity, and what adults can be doing to help kids navigate that.
Really interesting stuff.