Please continue to remind your student to use good judgment when participating in all digital realms.
The pictures were passed around in text messages and posted on Twitter and on an Instagram page, Liberty. Such incidents provide good reminders for our students to use good judgment before posting anything on digital devices.
Digital citizenship is taught in all schools and will remain a priority as technology use continues to increase in our society." Authorities say this is a perfect example of how nude photos can go viral and get into the wrong hands.
"What used to be the magazines and posters hidden under the mattress is now out there for everyone to see and definitely scary," said Stacey Hamby.
"And the reason as a mother, specially of a teenage girl, I want to make sure I am able to protect her from all sorts of cyber threats." "Girls need to have more respect for themselves and love themselves more," said Mindy Ramsey.
"So that they don't have to feel that they have to do that." In addition to the school district, Liberty Police are also investigating.
Scroll down for the letter sent to parents from the school district.
While this week’s situation did not include improper use of a district-provided device, it reminds us to continue to keep at the forefront.A reminder of the importance of being cautious when posting images to digital devices of any kind is critical. -- Eight Liberty High School boys have been suspended from school for pictures of Liberty High School girls that were reportedly found in their phones. The 16 girls in the pictures were not suspended, but were verbally reprimanded.According to a district spokesperson, the suspensions range from two to 10 days for the eight boys who received the pictures. FOX 4 asked the Liberty School District for a comment, and received this message: "LPS is aware of the situation and appropriate discipline will be handed down, per school board policy.
"There are those pedophiles, sexual predators, online and they are just waiting for those pictures to appear and then they share them with other people and it becomes a very dangerous situation," said Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant Collin Stosberg, who educates teens about the dangers of sharing inappropriate photos.The parents FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien spoke to say it's a reminder to them to be even more watchful.