I educate parents and teens on the dangers of sexting
HI. I’M Lisa
I EDUCATE PARENTS AND TEENS ON THE DANGERS OF SEXTING
LISA HAS BEEN FEATURED ON
SEXTING IS AN EPIDEMIC AMONGST TEENAGERS
In the first few years of my criminal defense practice, I was repeatedly contacted by potential clients on the subject of sexting and revenge pornography.
While I had prosecuted sex crimes in the past, those cases tended to be more of the brutal, violent rapes or rapes by drugging which didn’t necessarily occur between couples or via digital or electronic mediums.
Within the first few cases, I started to see a pattern; a disturbing one, at that.
People were sending and sharing sexual, nude, or semi-nude pictures and videos of themselves with others, seemingly without even the slightest concern.
The questions and red-flags were definitely going off in my head; why weren’t they going off in theirs?
A FEW REPEATED THEMES:
Teens sending/sharing nudes or semi-nudes of themselves with other teens.
Teens showing nudes/semi-nudes of other people to their friends without the other person’s consent.
Teens sending/sharing nudes or semi-nudes or videos with other young adults/adults who then shared them with others without the sender’s consent with the intent to cause the sender emotional distress.
BEFORE YOU PUSH
The phenomenon of sexting did not discriminate; sexting was happening everywhere, regardless of age, race, socioeconomic background, etc. Kids as young as junior high were sexting with kids their age and older.
As a mother of two children, I was horrified.
How and why is this happening? I thought to myself, I’ve got to do something about this.
That is how my program Sext-Education™: Before You Push Send was born.
I will never forget the day, January 4, 2019, when I sat at my computer thinking, “Everyday that I delay, another teen will send a “sext” that they cannot ever take back or get back.”
As a criminal attorney for the past 19 years, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of people and what they are capable of.
For the first 15 years of my career, I was a Deputy District Attorney “Prosecutor” in Los Angeles County. Most of my time in the DA’s office was spent prosecuting sex crimes, domestic violence, domestic homicides, and stalking.
The work was fascinating to me, both the subject and the people that I got to meet. Everyone in these cases is gravely affected: the victim, the defendant, their families, the lawyers, even the jurors.
The cases are graphic, disturbing, haunting, and sometimes, downright depressing, yet somehow they seem to pull the people that work on them together.
I loved being a prosecutor. I always will.
However, in 2015, I felt myself wanting more, so I left the DA’s office to open my own criminal defense practice.
Deep down inside I wanted more.
While I loved the idea of fighting for victims and public safety, I couldn’t ignore the fact that these issues start at a much deeper level.
Holistically, something was missing; that something was awareness and education. Thus began my mission to educate and bring awareness to these issues that I was experiencing daily in my criminal defense practice.
To this day, I represent individuals who are charged with a crime or under investigation by the police, however, an equally important part of my practice is speaking on topics like the dangers of sexting, and the truth and consequences of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Retired Police Officer,
Empowerment comes through awareness and education. Sext-Education™: Before You Push Send is a program to educate and bring awareness to children, teens, and parents about the dangers of sexting.
Our founder, Lisa Houle, delivers an engaging talk about what sexting is and how it is being done, while using
ADDITIONAL SPEAKING TOPICS:
The Truth and Consequences of Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence
Grab a copy of
Your Free Guide To Talk To Your Kids About Sexting,
after all, one sext can change a life forever
Contact me today to speak at your group or organization