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Dangers of sexting by teens, explained Feb. 22

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) will host a forum on sexting for parents with children in grades five through 12 on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the high school.

HVRHS Principal Matt Harnett told the Region One Board of Education Feb. 6 that after an incident last month, “it became clear that students didn’t know or understand the legal implications” of sexting — the sending of sexually explicit messages or photographs, usually by cell phone.

In the incident, one student sent an inappropriate photograph to another, who then sent it to others.

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