B Careful When U TXT

(DVD) 2010, Grades 5-9, HRM, 19-minutes

A nasty rumor spreads through school with lightning speed. A bully’s taunt reaches its target instantly. A young teen is caught sending sexually explicit images or words over a cell phone. Today, kids no longer have to wait to get to a desktop computer to see and hear all the latest gossip. It’s right in their hands, on their cell phones, mobile email devices and handheld computers giving them the ability to take and send pictures and videos and to instantly access social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Using scenarios as well as first person experiences, this DVD explores the positive and negative sides of the new technology. It gives viewers a primer on the Do’s and Don’ts of text messaging and underscores the need to think before you click.

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