Regional
11:00 am
Tue December 8, 2009

Deming Plans Town Hall Meeting Over "Sexting"

Deming – Deming's mayor and other officials are planning a town hall meeting to discuss "Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital Age."

Mayor Andres Silva said the meeting grew out of discussions from the Mayor's Round-table, a monthly session of invited students and community officials.

Silva said he is concerned with the use of digital devices to transmit messages and pictures called 'sexting.' He said parents, guardians and children may not realize their actions could have serious ramifications.

Sexting is texting of a sexual nature, often initially exchanged between two people and very often forwarded to others. Posting of nude pictures or of someone in various stages of undressing has also spread.

The mayor said they "want to educate youth to what happens when they push send."

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Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.