From Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons: Warning

Very uncomfortable conversation alert. Parents, there has not been a year go by yet since I have been in Woodland that a sobbing young girl hasn't come to me to tell me that somebody she trusted has taken nude photos of her (or she has sent to a boy) and they are now on the internet. I have had very good luck having them removed from the web far. Young ladies, as you can imagine, this is a conversation that you don't want to have with me and your parents.

These phones with cameras make it very easy to do this. I think that we, as adults, need to make it very clear to our kids that the internet can be forever. I know that he or she says they love you and to trust them, they would never let anybody else see the pictures, but rarely does that promise last. This doesn't just happen with girls either, our young men have it happen as well. I know that most of the parents have had some type of talk with our kids but once just doesn't seem to be enough. Keep putting the message out there. If you have to be that parent that checks your kids phone for content then so be it. It may save a lot of heartache later. 

My academy mate Steve Charles reminded me of one important point. Don't be too embarrassed to tell me or somebody you trust. We are here to help.