What is Senate Bill 407?
Click here to read the official “Sexting Prevention Law” from the office of the Texas Attorney General.
Summary of Texas Senate Bill 407. Download
We fulfill all requirements of Senate Bill 407 during the course of our training.
Students and staff are losing valuable college scholarships and career opportunities because of their Facebook and Twitter profiles.
The vast majority of students use at least one social media site per day. Most students check their Facebook first thing in the morning! However, most students have never been taught proper etiquette when it comes to using these social networks and are often putting themselves at risk online.
From local junior colleges to private universities, admissions officers are daily scanning the social media of students to see how well they represent themselves online. We have heard story after story of students losing their college scholarship because of a post they made online. High School athletes have been expelled because of things they have said on their Twitter.
Not only colleges, but also employers are looking at social media to find out the real “you” before they hire based off of a polished application or interview. Students and staff need to be aware that using social media has consequences, both positive and negative, and they need to use it wisely.
During our session, students will learn:
- How easily their public information is being accessed online.
- How to keep a clean image for colleges, scholarship committees and careers who are looking at their social media.
- How to protect themselves from giving away their location online.
Make sure that your students are able to take full advantage of all of the academic and career opportunities in front of them. Don’t let them become a victim of careless social media usage. Book our assembly today.
National statistics show that almost 50% of students have experienced cyberbullying.
With most students having a cell phone by the age of 10 and easy access to the internet, it has become so easy to harm, harass and humiliate fellow classmates. All it takes for embarrassing photos or videos to start circulating is for them to be posted online. And then it’s simply not possible to retrieve them.
Cyberbullies will also harass classmates with late night text messages, phone calls and voicemails that are filled with hateful messages. Victims of cyberbullying often experience loneliness and depression when they believe the lies of their tormentors.
Simliar to sexting, the law gets involved with cyberbullying as well. Cyberbullies will receive a misdemeanor or even a felony and possibly spend time in juvenile detention.
During our session, students will learn:
- Bullies are hurting people who hurt people (and they need help!)
- The legal consequences of bullying people online.
- That each person needs to stand for what’s right — even if he or she stands alone.
Make a shift in your student culture. Book us today using the form on the right.
Senate Bill 407 requires schools to provide sexting awareness programs for their students.
According to national statistics, 29% of students have been involved in sexting at some point. We have had reports of 9 year olds sending nude images to 11 year olds. It is an epidemic that is raging across schools in America.
What students fail to realize when they send a nude photo is that it is irretrievable. That photo cannot be taken back and it will spread like wildfire. As a result, the student who took the photo becomes the target of constant bullying and harassment. In some cases, such as Jesse Logan’s, a student may even commit suicide.
Also, the law classifies any sexually explicit image of an individual under the age of 18 as child pornography. This can result in a misdemeanor or a felony, which will be on a student’s permanent record.
During our session, students will learn:
- That it is ok to NOT give into the pressure of sending out a naked picture.
- The law takes a strong stance when it comes to child pornography.
- How serious the emotional and life consequences can be for sending that one photo out.
Protect your students from falling into a trap that could ruin their lives. Talk to us about booking an assembly today.
In order for your school to be the best it can be, we’ve developed several seminars for your staff trainings and inservice days.
As Zig Ziglar once said, “The only thing worse than training your staff and having them leave is not training your staff and having them stay.”
BeSafe in CyberSpace
Don’t get fired over Facebook! Everything posted online is visible and can be admissible in a court of law. These are just a couple of the points we cover as we train your faculty to think before they post. We also cover what you need to know to address sexting and cyberbullying with your students. Become equipped to handle the challenges that arise with the rise of cutting edge technology in everyone’s pockets.
- Whatever is posted to your social networks is not actually private.
- How to be smart about what you post on social media.
- The legal ramifications of sexting.
- What to do if you ever encounter sexting.
- The legal ramifications of cyberbullying.
- What to do if you ever encounter cyberbullying.
The workplace is the #1 source of information for identity thieves. The average school is full of security holes because the vast majority of us are honest people. We don’t walk into our offices or classrooms with an eye on what can be stolen or misused. We must change our thinking so that we are aware of the risk.
88% of all data breaches are caused by staff negligence.
Throughout his presentation, Mark endeavors to engage his audience so that when they walk away their thinking has changed. Once the way a person thinks has changed, their behavior quickly follows. Mark will:
- Talk about the “why” behind company procedures and protocols.
- Share real-life examples that illustrate the importance of data security.
- Encourage conversation that will result in changed thinking and changed behavior.
Texas is currently ranked by the Federal Trade Commission as 5th in the nation for identity theft complaints. Over half of all identity theft that happens in the U.S. takes place on the job and is due to human error, not intent.
When your identity is stolen, thieves can then open bank accounts, charge medical bills to your name, apply for jobs and even leave you with legal issues. Knowledge is power and you must know how to protect yourself from this happening to you, your family or your staff.
Delivering exceptional communication is not dependent on fitting into the mold of the idealistic, charismatic leader. The key to great communication is realizing that it is not about what you think you are communicating, it’s learning how people are receiving your communication.
Learn the secrets that will put people at ease when they are around you. Discover what’s holding you back from being understood and take your business to the next level as you streamline communication amongst your team.
A team divided against itself cannot function to its fullest capacity. Give your team the training they need to succeed together. A cohesive team that works together will create a positive culture that will affect not only their productivity, but also the attitude and productivity of your students. Invest in the most valuable asset of your school: your team.
Smartphones are a great way to stay in touch with their family and friends, make calls, take photos, play games, send texts and images, and access the internet. However, you must be aware of the risks associated with using smartphones.
Most people have no idea that their smartphone could very well lead to burglaries or kidnappings. Learn how to protect your children and yourself from scams, cyberbullying, sexting and unknowningly giving away your location to criminals.
Getting Started with Social Media
Connect with you parents and students on a closer level to keep them engaged in everything that is happening at your school. Social networking sites have been proven to be one of the best ways to stay connected with consumers. According to recent study by Hubspot.com, 80% of social network users prefer to connect with brands through Facebook. How many customers are you leaving behind?
Don’t get left behind in this new wave of marketing. Learn more how to set up social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ or take your current sites to the next level. Get the latest tips and tricks about how to connect with your parents and students with VITAL and engaging content.