Tuesday, December 8, 2009

E.A.E. - Who we are, and why we're here

Educators Against Exploitation (EAE) is a new coalition of educators committed to providing information and resources to parents and teachers regarding teen exploitation and inappropriate sexual conduct via the internet and mobile devices.

Popularization and widespread access to mobile devices, social networks, instant messaging services and blogging forums have provided teens with new outlets for engaging in social behaviors, building friendships, and forming relationships. While many of these interactions are harmless (and can often provide positive connections with friends and family), these tools can also give rise to inappropriate behavior between students.

www.teenhealth.about.com defines "sexting" as a slang term for the "use of a cell phone or other similar electronic device to distribute pictures or video of sexually explicit images. It can also refer to text messages of a sexually-charged nature." The term has been expanded in some cases to include posting provocative photos on blogs or social networking sites. This blog is intended to provide viewers with useful information about this new trend among students, and to connect resources for parents hoping to address this issue directly.

Please look to the below video for an introductory look at "sexting".

We will be posting additional links soon, so please stay tuned for new information and resources.

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