Julie Culp’s Photo About Teaching Kids Internet Safety Goes Viral

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
December 2, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Julie Ann Culp’s photo about teaching her fifth graders about internet safety has been seen by millions of people as it has gone viral.

In the photo, Culp is smiling and holding a sign which says: “I’m talking to my 5th grade students about internet safety and how quickly a photo can be seen by lots of people. If you are reading this, please ‘LIKE.’ Thanks!”

Culp is a teacher at Indian Lake Elementary School in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

You need to think about things you’re doing before you do it,” Culp told WSMV, referring to the lesson she was looking to teach her students. “You know you do it instantly and it’s there. You can’t really take it back.”

With re-posts by several prominent people, the photo has gotten over an estimated 5 million views.

That includes being put on Reddit, and being Photoshopped. One of them is below.

People congratulated her.

“Great idea! I have a 5th grader! It’s so hard to get that concept across to them!” said one user on Facebook.

“Thanks again for everyone for helping bring attention to this issue,” Culp said via Facebook. “I will continue to post updates/information on this page, and plan to do a full write-up in the near future.”

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.