Police visit schools to discuss dangers of sexting

Sexting laws (WDTN Photo)

VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is making rounds to local schools to discuss the dangers of sexting.

Officers visited Morton Middle School students in the wake of five students who were suspended for sexting.

Larry Lane, with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, says the talk centers around social media.

“While social media is a great thing, it can also be a minefield for them,” he said.

They’re hoping the message sticks with students–after already seeing several incidents.

We spoke with several students after hearing the dangers of sexting.

“To think before you send something to them, because it will come back to you in the future,” said 7th grade student Elaina Burley.

“I never really realized that. Because you think that it’s gone when you send it, but it’s really not gone.”

Lane says it’s important for kids, but also parents to be aware.

“I think what we have to do as adults, and as leaders is to help them to navigate through the social media mine field,”

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