Kid these days are glued to the web and their cell phones. In fact, a survey found that teens send and receive over 1700 texts per month. That brings us to the issue of textual harassment. The definitions on the web are scarce. But basically it "involves sexual harassment through text messages, or someone sending volumes of text messages that harass, annoy or alarm another person in a manner, which the person knows is likely to cause annoyance or alarm".
But, do you think teens would be able to spot textual harassment in their own lives? What behaviors would you say are unacceptable and would unquestionably qualify as textual harassment? Where would you tell a kid to draw the line?
Tags: bullying, cell, harassment, messaging, phones, technology, text, texting, textual
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