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reports that one in five teenage girls say they’ve posted nude or seminude images of themselves online. (It is reported that 40 percent of teenage boys have seen at least one nude photo of a classmate.) Most kids, titillated by sexual attention, are naïve about the ramifications of their behavior. As a grandmother, you need to help Lauren to find the courage to tell her parents. They must be aware, supportive and vigilant. This is also an opportunity for you to educate yourself and your granddaughter about the dangers of sexting. Explain that her boyfriend’s relentless demands are cyberbullying, and that if her feelings were important to him, if he respected her, he would stop making inappropriate demands. It is likely he says such timeworn clichés—from our own pasts—as “If you loved me, you would do this for me,” a duplicitous message that confuses a 15-yearold girl. Remind Lauren that “love” has nothing to do with it. Further, if she were to give him compromising photos, she would have no control over how they were used, now or in the future. Also, sending nude pictures of a minor (her) over the Internet is illegal. Keep talking to her. Refrain from criticism or probing questions (“Who else is doing this?” “Do their parents know?”) that will hurt or frighten her into silence. Most of all, encourage her to protect herself by taking the social risk of saying, “No.” G A useful Web site designed to educate teens is That’s Not Cool  “ her boyfriend’s demands are called ‘cyberbullying,’ and if he respected her, he would stop ” JUNE 2009 GRAND 39
http://www.thatsnotcool.com http://www.childrenshome.org http://www.childrenshome.org

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GRAND Magazine - June 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Poppy Joe
A Whole New Ball Game
Happy Trails
Pool Safe
Running Together
Notes from the Peanut Gallery
Ask GRAND
Inspirations
Leaving a Legacy
Writing Small Moments
Resources
GRAND Finale
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Poppy Joe
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - A Whole New Ball Game
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Happy Trails
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Pool Safe
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Running Together
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Notes from the Peanut Gallery
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Ask GRAND
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Inspirations
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Leaving a Legacy
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Writing Small Moments
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - Resources
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GRAND Magazine - June 2009 - GRAND Finale
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