Parents Warned About Twitter Account Sharing Teens’ Sex Stories
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(CBS Seattle) — A very graphic Twitter account is gaining popularity in Clark County and school district officials want parents to know it’s out there. The account is a place where high school students share their sex stories.
“It’s like the news of the school right now,” a high school student who did not want to be identified told Portland TV station KGW. “Teenagers use it as a way to give out their dirty little secrets.”
The messages include things like, “I lost track of the number of nudes I have sent to strangers” and “I cheat on absolutely everything from tests to my girlfriend,” but most are much more graphic. The “confessions” are submitted to a website, then tweeted anonymously from the account, so the students’ names are never used. KGW did not show the account information citing concerns from school officials that it would just generate more interest in the account. The account started February sixth and as of Thursday (Feb. 13), it had more than 4,800 followers.
Officials in the Educational Service District 112 are worried that students aren’t thinking about the implications of the tweets and feel safe because it is anonymous. The district’s director of the Digital Learning Services program Debbie Tschirgi says it’s time for parents to talk with their kids.
“It boils down to teaching kids to make good decisions about their own behavior, their own ethics and their own personal safety,” Tschirgi told KGW.
Vancouver School District officials told KGW they were planning to report the account to Twitter.
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