Nottinghamshire Teachers Are The First To Get New Sexting Training
Capital has been told that Primary School teachers in Nottinghamshire could receive new sexting training by the spring.
This week Secondary School teachers from across Nottinghamshire are becoming the first in England to get new sexting training which is aimed at helping to support teachers spot and deal with pupils who have been sending explicit images.
Nottinghamshire County Council's anti-bullying co-ordinator Lorna Naylor said: "This is a first for Nottinghamshire and will put our teaching professionals at the forefront of knowledge for this important area. We know that sexting - exchanging self-generated sexually explicit images and messages over text, social media or webcam - is a major issue in probably all our secondary schools and is creeping into primary schools too, which is clearly worrying.Correspondingly schools need to be armed with increasingly more effective strategies for preventing and managing incidents. The new advice for schools is an update from the previous version - Sexting in Schools, what to do and how to handle it', bringing it into line with national police advice."
Capital spoke with one of the teachers getting involved in the training - John Partridge.
John teaches at Minster in Southwell and told Capital why this new training is so important to the work they do.