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Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

Sextortion is a shocking new way online predators are targeting kids. At ISTE this week, I was upset when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children explained this disturbing trend to me. So, I recorded a show. Educate yourself. Talk to kids. Keep them safe.
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The time to talk is when they get their smartphone. RIGHT THEN.

Share this show with parents, teachers, and everyone. It could even happen to you if you aren't aware.

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Sextortion Show Notes:

  • Sextortion is a new form of victimization and exploitation of children.
  • How some pornographers are spamming kids to sextort pictures from kids. (I'm so surprised by this.)
  • Ashley Reynolds and her fight against sextortion.
  • Why we should talk to kids about what to do after they sext on their smartphones.
  • How adults and parents can prevent their children from falling victim to sextortion.
  • How suggestive photos put you at risk.
  • The sextortion PSA from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Who is Laurie Nathan?

Laurie Nathan is a child safety advocate dedicated to raising awareness of abduction prevention, child sexual exploitation, and Internet safety in communities nationwide. As Director of National Outreach at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), Laurie partners with organizations on child safety issues and educates professionals at national and regional events, including the National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference, Internet Crimes Against Children National Conference, and YMCA of the USA EXPO.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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