Academic Affairs Presents: Students are Sexting, Let’s Talk About It

Did you know 39% of all teens are sending or posting sexts. 48% of all teens are receiving sexts. Sexting is the sending of sexually explicit texts, chats, or photos over the internet regardless of medium, and is a new phenomenon in the last fifteen years. Sexting was not a part of childhood for many adults, yet it has quickly become pervasive in today’s generation of youth. To protect adolescents in this age of new media, sexting education and guidelines should be included as an essential part of modern-day parent-teen communication.
The HSA Academic Affairs and Wellness Committee invites you to join Margo Kelly and Dr. Shelby Davies, who will present a harm reduction model to address teen sexting on Wednesday, November 18, 7-8:30 pm, at
CLICK HERE to join us!
The presentation will cover the prevalence, motivations, and implications of teen sexting, and offer evidence-based recommendations regarding sexting, consent communication, and starting the conversation with your child.
Margo Kelly (they/them/theirs) completed their dual master’s degrees in social work and human sexuality at Widener University. With an undergraduate degree in early education and anthropology, they previously worked in southeast Seattle schools, serving elementary and middle school students within high-barrier communities. Following a desire to support social emotional well-being, Margo worked as a sexual assault victim advocate for Pierce County, WA providing emotional, legal, and medical advocacy. Their interest in meeting the needs of folx who have experienced trauma, oppression, or marginalization has led Margo to pursue a career in social work with a focus on sexuality, gender, and reproductive health with vulnerable populations.
Shelby Davies (she/her/hers) received her medical degree from The New York University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric training at the Residency Program in Social Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in The Bronx, New York, which provided pediatric medical training focused on the health of underserved urban children in the context of the community. She is currently a second-year Adolescent Medicine fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Shelby is passionate about advocating for social justice through patient care, education and research, particularly with respect to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Margo Kelly and Shelby Davies both completed a year-long fellowship within CHOP’s Leadership Education and Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program.

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