A sexy, half-naked photo of a high school history teacher has gone viral and her students are to blame. Natalia Molokova has become an Internet sensation thanks to a group of teen boys who hacked into her boyfriend's computer in Rostov, Russia. They came across the naughty pic while searching for answers to an upcoming test and then posted it to Facebook. This may sound like a harmless prank, but it's criminal ... or at least it should be.
Molokova's boyfriend is also a teacher and left his computer unattended. That is when the boys pounced on the opportunity. Though, instead of test answers, they found a personal photo and decided to share it with the world.
I know a lot of people will probably say that boys will be boys. I can just imagine their initial reaction -- staring at the image wide-eyed, giggling at the unexpected discovery. But things should have ended there. They should have closed the computer and just made it a personal joke among them, rather than humiliate this poor woman. The teacher was so embarrassed, she has refused to return to work for fear of facing colleagues, students, and their parents.
I would be remiss if I didn't admonish her boyfriend too. Why in the world would he leave a computer with half-naked pics of his girlfriend on it unattended? Especially around hormonal teenagers! That said, most of the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of those teens. This may seem like innocent fun and games, but this is so far from it. This teacher had a right to her privacy. These students invaded personal property, then humiliated her. They should be punished in some way.
I'm not saying throw the book at them, but what they did was wrong and perhaps some kind of example should be made of this situation. They hacked into private property, then disseminated lewd material. At the very least, they should be suspended for a bit.
What do you think should happen to these teens?
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