The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.

5136.02 - SEXTING

Sexting is the act of sending or forwarding through cellular telephones and other electronic media sexually explicit, nude, or partially nude photographs/images. It is the District's mission to ensure the social, physical, psychological, and academic well-being of all students. The educational purposes of the schools are best accomplished in a climate of student behavior that is socially acceptable and conducive to the learning and teaching process.

Standards for student behavior must be set cooperatively through interaction among the students, parents/legal guardians, staff, and community members creating an atmosphere that encourages respect of individuals and groups. The District has a unique ability and responsibility to prevent sexting, promote awareness, engage parental and community support, and train parents/families to regulate cyber activities. The act of sexting is prohibited and will not be tolerated. The policy addressing sexting will be enforced through the Code of Student Conduct.

The document, Empowering Students to Engage in Positive Communication: A Guide to Combat Student Sexting Procedures Manual, contains the District's directives and procedures relative to sexting. Copies of the document are on file for public reference in the Office of Board Recording Secretary and the Citizen Information Center. Additionally, a copy shall be available at each Regional Center for inspection.