Sexting encompasses a wide range of behavior. Both the consenting teen couple and the bully can be convicted of felonies under the law. Far too common is the case where jilted former lovers have sent nude pictures of their exes after a bad break-up to classmates, friends, coworkers, and relatives. So many people are getting involve in the act. To make matters worse, prosecutors in this state and elsewhere actually have been enforcing these draconian laws against sexting teenagers. In Maythe Washington Supreme Court heard argument in a case that challenges whether a minor can be prosecuted under child pornography laws for taking and sending a picture of himself. In Florida, a year-old girl and her year-old boyfriend were both convicted under child pornography laws after taking intimate nude photos of themselves.
They are after all kids and not miniature adults.
Tips for Dealing with Teen Sexting
Some people mistake it for a way to feel closer. Sexting is certainly not just a teen issue, but these tips are specifically for teens and parents of teens. Well done for asking yourself this question. The penalties are draconian. Just make it about you. And as you know, digital photos are easy to copy and paste onto the Web, where they can be archived and searchable pretty much forever. But it's actually a false sense of closeness.