April 08, 2014 - 10:02 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - As part of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, local Okanagan organizations have partnered to start Think B4 U Send, an awareness campaign to help prevent cyberbullying and sexting.
The South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society and the Okanagan Nation Emergency Transition House are working with other community organizers, including RCMP and parents, to teach the public about the negative impacts of youth self and peer exploitation in relation to sexting.
There have been countless news stories about young girls putting their lives in danger or young people, both male and female, being charged with crimes including sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and distribution of child pornography.
The society’s overall mission is to help victims of abuse, and the Think B4 U Send program is another way to reach out to the community. The society has also created a video showing the consequences sexting can have on all parties involved.
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