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Mum is Mortified After Discovering Her Child Was Shown A D**k Pic at School

Mum is Mortified After Discovering Her Child Was Shown A D**k Pic at School


In a recent post on the Melbourne Mums Facebook Group, a concerned mother says her 7 year old child was exposed to an inappropriate photo.

The incident has ignited a crucial conversation about the need for adequate device supervision in schools. Describing what occurred, the mum says a child in year one shared inappropriate content taken on a school iPad with classmates. The incident has left the mother shocked and furious, prompting her to seek guidance on how to handle the situation, especially considering what she perceives as a lack of a satisfactory response from the school.

The mother’s post detailed the distressing incident: “So I received a message today to say that a child in grade one, he’s just turned seven, has shown others a picture of an area that should not be shown.” The mother further clarified in the comments that the photo was of the child’s genitals and was taken using a school iPad.

The lack of immediate communication from the school concerning this serious matter has understandably intensified the mother’s emotions. Instead of a phone call or a more direct and personal approach, the only response she received was a message. This has left her feeling frustrated and concerned about how the situation is being handled.

Commenters had some advice for the mum: “The school will probably be liaising with a number of other agencies as this sort of behaviour is a massive red flag,” one parent said.

“Try and be calm with your child. Your response will guide her response and if you show how shocked and upset you are it will negatively impact her. Make it clear that this child has done the wrong thing and is very silly but keep your true response for your support systems,” said a second.

“It happens quite often. Let the school know and they can run an appropriate education program. It’s not that uncommon for this to occur,” another mum commented.

While technology can greatly enhance the learning experience, it also brings forth potential risks, especially when not adequately supervised. The responsible use of technology and digital devices among young students must be at the forefront of educational institutions’ priorities.

To address this issue effectively, schools should consider the following steps:

  1. Clear Communication: Establish clear channels of communication between schools and parents to promptly address any concerns related to device usage or inappropriate incidents. Direct communication ensures that parents are kept informed and are actively involved in handling such situations.
  2. Enhanced Monitoring: Implement age-appropriate content filters and monitoring tools on school devices to prevent access to inappropriate content and track device usage.
  3. Digital Literacy and Cyber Safety Education: Integrate comprehensive digital literacy and cyber safety education programs into the curriculum. This will empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the digital landscape responsibly and safely.
  4. Teacher Training: Provide teachers with specialized training on device management and supervision, ensuring they are equipped to address potential issues promptly and efficiently.
  5. Incident Response Protocols: Establish well-defined incident response protocols within schools to handle cases of inappropriate content sharing or any other digital misconduct. These protocols should outline the steps to be taken, including informing parents and taking appropriate disciplinary actions.
  6. Parent Involvement: Encourage parents to actively engage with their children about their digital activities and discuss appropriate online behavior. Collaboration between parents and schools is essential to instill responsible digital habits.
  7. Continuous Improvement: Continuously review and update device supervision policies and practices based on emerging risks and best practices in the education and technology sectors.

Images: Pixabay

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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