Hear what she told momlogic about being a good role model.
Momlogic spoke with Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon a few months ago, and here's what she had to say about staying out of trouble:
But is she eating her words now?
Adrienne Bailon reportedly took the racy photos as a gift for her boyfriend Robert Kardashian ... but then her laptop was stolen, and the pics landed on the web faster than you can say Cheetah-Licious.
TMZ reports Bailon was at JFK airport in late October and noticed her laptop computer was missing from her luggage cart. She filed a report with the NY Port Authority -- but later that day her record label received an anonymous phone call from a man saying he had her laptop and would return it for $1000.
A meeting was set up at JFK with the anonymous man, where he was given the money and in turn gave up Bailon's missing laptop. But several semi-nude photos of Bailon were missing.
"The photos that have surfaced of Adrienne Bailon were stolen from her laptop over a week ago at an airport in NY and sent to several media outlets," Adrienne's representative Jonathan Jaxson said. "These photos were taken in private. Adrienne will be pursuing legal action against the person or persons sending these private photos out. Adrienne is deeply sorry for any pain this may have caused to her fans."
Adrienne Bailon joins a long line of Disney stars such as Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus who have had racy photos leak on the web. If your kids happen to see the pics online, what do you say? Rosanne Tobey, L.P.C. says it's key to help kids distinguish between the character and the real person. "Put her actions in context," Tobey says. "Point out that she obviously made a mistake. She didn't have maturity to make the right choice. Kids need to know that although her character is a role model, she is not." In other words, Bailon is a real person and real people, unlike heroes, are not perfect.
You could also use this as a teachable moment about the dangers of taking racy digital photos or posting questionable pics on the 'net, says Tobey.
By the time your private business has gone public, you can't take it away. "I think this is a perfect example parents can use to illustrate why NOT to take or post pics you don't want the entire world to see," Rosanne says. "Even though you think the pics will never get out, there's no guarantee. All it takes is one click of a button. And once it's out there, it's essentially impossible to get it back."
Kids must understand the permanence of the actions they take. "Teens tend to be so savvy, yet they sometimes have a hard time realizing the reach that the web might have," Rosanne says. "If a racy pic is up somewhere with your name attached, and a future employer Googles you and finds it, it can really come back to haunt you."
Even if you trust your teen, they can still make bad decisions. "Talk to your kids about this, even if you think they'd never do something like this in a million years," says Rosanne. "It's not so much that your teen's not trustworthy -- this is just typical behavior of their age."
In light of these new pics, is Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon still kid-friendly?
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