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Benton Middle School students warned about dangers of sexting

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BENTON, La. (KTBS) -

Think before you post -- that was the message of an anti-sexting presentation at Benton Middle School in Bossier Parish today.

Those students may seem young, but Caddo District Judge Scott Crighton, who gave the presentation, says cyber bullying is happening in middle schools everywhere.

The presentation showed videos, real-life examples, and reinforced the legal and emotional consequences of sexting.

Crighton says parents also need to be aware of their responsibility in the issue.

"Parents pay attention to what their children are doing. Parents really do need to monitor their children's computer. They need to monitor their children's cell phones and know what they're doing. They should be engaged in their lives," Crighton says.

Anti-sexting presentations are being given in schools across Bossier Parish to encourage kids - and their parents - to take the issue seriously.

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