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Teacher finds inappropriate photos of students online, issues a strict lesson

By Karly Carpena
August 29, 2016

The convenience of sharing photos with friends (and non-friends) through social networking sites and blogs is undeniable. Unfortunately, so are the dangers.


Not only can photos be stolen and used by strangers, but many photos, especially those taken by phones or devices with GPS technology, contain tags that reveal exactly where the photos were snapped.


In other words, if a teen takes a photo of herself at home and then posts it online, it’s possible for strangers to know exactly where they live.


Melissa Bour is a math teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma. When she noticed some photos online of her 12-year-old students that were less-than-appropriate, she decided to turn it into a teaching moment. Flip over to the next page to see what she did…