Just because a horny teenager is advertising that they are looking for someone to have sex with doesn't mean that they lose the ability to say "yes" or "no" to sex. I'm sure the response is "but it's a reality; being slutty attracts pedophiles". That's simply not true. Being young and innocent looking attracts pedophiles. Being slutty and looking sexually mature attracts people who like to have sex with adults. Being in vulnerable situation (not capable of defending yourself, going to a stranger's house just for sex, drinking heavily in social situations) makes a person at risk for having their choices ignored. Rape is not about sex. Rape is about power. People are vulnerable not because they are interested in sex but because they haven't learned to protect themselves. It does not make high school students any safer to have a cop humiliate them for having a "slutty" MySpace profile. It would make high school students safer to teach them how to protect their identities online.
My problem is not with a cop singling out a student and calling their cell-phone during an assembly. That seems like it could be quite effective. My problem is with telling girls that if they are slutty then they deserve to be raped!
You said "Being in vulnerable situation (not capable of defending yourself, going to a stranger's house just for sex, drinking heavily in social situations) makes a person at risk for having their choices ignored." What do you think happens online? Someone adds a friend to their MySpace, gets a few messages and is invited to a party. She doesn't really know the person, but is up for a party. She may be a very good girl, but they give her alcohol, and lord knows what else, and the next morning she wakes up in an alley not able to remember what happened. Better for someone to know to NOT put themselves in that situation.
I agree, teaching someone how to defend themselves is a must. BUT, that doesn't always work in every situation. I think the cop was trying to explain the dangers of sharing too much of yourself online to avoid this in the first place.