She was teaching math during first period at Bellport middle school on Long Island, New York , when she received a text from a friend in another building. There was a nude photo going around, and kids were saying it was her. There it was: a picture of her topless on the screen. She had sent the picture to one and one person only: a male colleague she was dating. That Friday, 11 January , changed her life forever, sparking a lively conversation about citizen rights, privacy in the age of sexting and social media and even the right to be sexual — with Miranda at the center of it. Miranda was suspended immediately after the 11 January meeting with the principal. The school board voted to fire her several months later, following a closed-door meeting in March. The photo at the center of the controversy was one Miranda had taken at home in , sitting on the floor before a mirror, a towel draped across her legs and her breasts exposed. Miranda had only shared the image with a colleague she was dating, according to court documents.
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Markarian said administrators discovered that students had been using their phones and social networking sites to share naked pictures of themselves. The pictures are child pornography — and illegal. Police did not return a call seeking comment Tuesday. A spokesman for the prosecutor declined to comment because the issue was a school matter. Parents, schools and law enforcement authorities have been trying to play catch-up as the proliferation of hand-held devices has created numerous new opportunities for young people to make serious mistakes with everlasting consequences. Officials say images and words on the Internet cannot always be deleted. Even apps that are meant to share images and messages that self-destruct after several seconds — Snapchat, for example — allow users to easily capture screen shots of the images on their phones. Online content can hurt students later on when they apply to colleges or jobs where admissions officers or employers search online profiles for inappropriate content. Union County Assistant Prosecutor Susan Gleason said authorities tread carefully in these cases because both the victims and perpetrators are underage. In cases where images were shared only with one or two people and no threats were involved, authorities will try to avoid prosecution and have the perpetrator perform community service and undergo counseling.
A Georgia middle school teacher is behind bars for allegedly sending a nude picture of himself to a year-old student, WGCL reported. Officials said that year-old Bagwell, who worked as a P. They are now deciding whether Bagwell will remain a district employee.
Olivia Burton, Photography Editor December 12, This may be the case for most Creek students, starting at a young age and carrying old habits into high school. Studies are showing that most kids start sexting when they get access to camera-phones, which is now around the ages of years old. Adrenaline produces dopamine, making teens happy and excited, so they continue to do it. However, like drugs, The New York Times is showing studies that say teen sexting may be linked to depression. Sending nude photos, or, sexting, is considered a felony for anyone who is under the age of