“Sexting can have serious social, legal, academic, and psychological consequences for students. Direct and indirect involvement can both be crippling, and serve to potentially derail vulnerable youth." - Nausheen Din, MD
Barrington, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
Nausheen Din, MD will be holding two seminars regarding the issue of sexting as it directly relates to the Chicago suburban community. This is in direct response to the unfortunate sexting event in CUSD 220 involving middle school aged children. The first seminar will be geared towards parents/adults and will be held on Wednesday April 16th, 6:30 p.m at the Sanfilippo Estate. The second will be geared towards students and held at the Lake Barrington Field House (28156 W Northpointe Pkwy Lake Barrington, IL) Thursday April 17th at 6:30 p.m. Sponsors include the Sanfilippo Family Foundation, National Alliance of Mental Illness, Barrington Children’s Charities, Bryan and Christina Cressey Foundation, Rosati’s Pizza and counting.
“Sexting can have serious social, legal, academic, and psychological consequences for students. Direct and indirect involvement can both be crippling, and serve to potentially derail vulnerable youth. As a community, we must support each other as we work through our shock, and move toward a safer future for our youth. The goal is to inspire a conversation about what it is that students need to better prepare them for adulthood. By participating in this event, you may walk away a little more informed, and thus be in a better position to step up to the next level of intervention either for your own family member, or just as valuable, the life of someone else’s child.” - Nausheen Din, MD
A powerpoint presentation will be followed with an opportunity to ask questions, and gain direction. Topics covered include the following and more:
- Prevention strategies
- Why teens are sexting images of themselves or requesting images of others
- Psychological, social, legal, and academic consequences of sexting
- What to do after the fact
- Red flags to look for
Facts about Teen Sexting
Substance abuse and sexual violence are becoming increasingly prominent in middle school students across the country. Earlier this week, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois found that almost one in five students in middle school have experienced physical sexual violence while at school. Sexting is much more common than adults realize. What else do we know?
- 18-19% students report being the target of sexual rumors or commentary and homophobic slurs.
- 30% of teens in the US are sexting, not simply texting.
- Almost 25% of troubled seventh-graders send sexually suggestive texts or photos.
About the Presenter
Nausheen Din, MD is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She is committed to assessing and treating youth with complex psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Dr. Din has been in private practice for close to fifteen years, and completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the Loyola University Medical Center, as well as a fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she served as chief resident.
She works closely with the community and local school districts, and is a resident of Barrington. This allows her an invaluable glimpse into the life of our youth from the perspective of a clinician as well as a parent. She has been an invited speaker for several school districts, NAMI, and many other audiences.
To learn more about sexting and other serious adolescent issues, visit Dr. Din's website here.