Last week, administrators at a New Jersey middle school found naked pictures of students on classmates' phones, leading school district officials as well as the police to get involved. Bernards Township Superintendent Nick Markarian told parents in a letter that if their kids deleted photos by Sunday, then they wouldn't be charged criminally, " Please tell your child that under no circumstances should they be taking nude photos of themselves. The letter also pleaded, "Please tell your child that if someone asks them to create such a photo they should say no and report the person to a trusted adult. Please tell your child if they receive inappropriate photos they should immediately delete the photo or immediately go to the police station or school office if at school with their phone - they should NOT distribute the photo. And that's child pornography. According to the Bernardsville News , "The situation was revealed late last week when the parent of a concerned student viewed the images and contacted the school, said Capt. Mike Shimsky. To what degree, we don't know. It has come to my attention that this week some of the students in our district have knowingly possessed and brought to school nude photos of classmates.
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By Kalhan Rosenblatt For Dailymail. Students at a Pittsburgh middle school have reportedly been sending each other naked pictures, causing an investigation to be launched. Police are looking into the issue at Peters Township Middle School in Washington County, Pennsylvania, after a student told administrators that nude pictures of female students were being sent among middle schoolers. Parents have said they are concerned and disturbed by the allegations of naked photos. Students at Peters Township Middle School pictured are being investigated for sharing naked pictures. The school became aware of the naked texting when a student told administrators they were circulating.
She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a plunk sound as they hit the toilet water. The worst, the absolute worst thing had happened, and now, Maureen was sure, this was her only option. She could not show her face in the seventh grade. She had to play sick. All day she lay crumpled on the couch, replaying what he'd said to persuade her. At least she had been wearing a bra and underwear.
Law enforcement say they're investigating a lot of cases of nude photos being used for blackmail or other forms of control. But Gearman says it is something every parent needs to be aware of, perhaps even earlier than many people might think. But Captain Gearman says teens are not the only people sending and using nude pictures for control. Hegg says parents should outline their rights in a contract with their teen before they ever start using a cellphone. Hegg says that contract should also spell out the consequences if a parent does find that their child is using their cellphone inappropriately. Police say it's important to help teens, and even adults, realize the serious possible consequences of sending nude photos.