New PSA warns girls to not share sexy pictures

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We’ve seen time and time again the consequences of girls sharing intimate photos of themselves online or via text messages.

Most recently, in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case, teenagers passed around a photo of a passed-out teenage girl by text message. The two boys involved were recently charged with raping the girl in the photo.

In a new PSA from Children of the Street, a young woman warns against sending sexy photos, even if you trust the recipient.

“I sent a photo to someone I trusted and now, thousands of people I don’t know, know me,” the girl writes on cards in the video, which resembles the YouTube video Amanda Todd posted before she committed suicide.

It is true that teens today need to be extra careful with the way they behave online, but are PSA such as this one effective, or do they just place more blame on the girls, rather than the boys who spread the photos?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Follow Mary Ann Georgantopoulos on Twitter @marygeorgant


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