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April 9, 2009

Some of the latest "sexting" news and notes

It is now almost impossible to keep up with all the media coverage being given to "sexting" lately, but here a few notable stories on the topic I have seen recently:

  • From CNN here, "'Sexting' lands teen on sex offender list"
  • From the Providence Journal here, "‘Sexting’ poses perplexing legal thicket"
  • From the Oxford Press here, "Legislators to introduce sexting law next week"
  • And from a campus newspaper here, "Official: 'Sexting' possible breach of campus code of conduct"

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Comments

i sext all the time what about you?
its totally fun to do.
idk y more teens do this.
its like child porn and there should be nothing wrong with it.
sexting sexting!
yippie!

Posted by: | Apr 10, 2009 11:49:31 AM

These laws amount to nothing more than a special plea and all prosecutor discretion means in this instance is "don't go after middle class white folks with attorneys". I just can't believe that rational people think child porn is Ok if children do it but illegal if adults get caught with the contents. Apparently it really truly is ok if you smoke, so long as you don't inhale.

Posted by: Daniel | Apr 10, 2009 5:16:09 PM

I think that sexting has become something that is turning into a great danger to teenagers. I am a high school senior and I have been through my fair share of ridicule, just as everyone else has, but to allow such a thing as sexting to take over and control the life of a child or teen is outrageous, especially when the ridicule and teasing that comes along with it is terrible. I was just reading the article of a young teen by the name of jessica Logan, and what sexting had done to her life. She killed herself. Sexting is becoming more and more popular, but it shouldn't be. Parents need to be more aware of what is going on the lives of their children, and keep a close eye on their myspaces and facebooks. Sexting has to stop before another Jessica Logan is found.

Posted by: Melissa | Feb 25, 2010 11:35:39 AM

I live in South Dallas. My 15 year old daugther became a victim of sexting. Someone( we know who) took an unathorized picture of my daugther and then, transmitted it to the enitre student body. My daugther has had to be placed on depression and anxity medications and now, We've had to get her counseling, which is a costly exspense. She's now had to be placed on homebound by her physician due that school has became a hostile enviroment...you people that think that sexting is okay...It's not and the people you hurt in the process are innocent kids that have no more reputation because you've destroyed it. Teens already have enough to worry about just having to fit in to a crowd at school...so you go and make it even more challenging to the point that our kids don't even want their face shown in public because of the embarressment you've caused them with this sexting epidemic. You kids think this is a joke or some fun game your playing, well it's not funny and ever game comes to an end. I'm all for the law...you violate the laws regardless of your age, you pay the penalty. period...the end

Posted by: Protestor against sexting | Mar 18, 2010 9:17:55 PM

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