I was struck hard today by something I read about teen porn. It used to be a dead subject but now it's turned into a hot button. I was shocked by the statistics. You would not believe how many teens have sent pictures of their selves (totally or partially naked) to friends, strangers, and all across the web. It's horrifying. Now, I'm not saying EVERYONE does that but A LOT do. Usually it starts as a joke, posting a video of your friend getting dressed on youtube. Haha. But not for long. It gets out, gets passed around, and suddenly -bam- your friend is not her own. Anybody can see, anybody can send, anybody can own. It's disgusting, gross, and it needs to stop. Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace now swarm with inappropriate material. This is not ok. It's vulgar; think that's too strong of a word? Think again. Us teens need to hear this, so help get to word out. Stop Teen Pornography!
May 3, 2009