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Think Your Kid Is Not ‘Sexting’? Think Again

Sexting

A new fade is on the rise… Sexting: sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat by cell phone or online. The article above addresses the problems and consequences that come along with sexting. Statistics show that more than a quarter of young people have been involved in sexting in some form. Most sexting is done by young teens and early adults… It starts off innocent, but sometimes turns into foul play. What authorities have done to reduce sexting is issue criminal charges against those caught participating. Teens are now being charged as sex offenders for distributing what authorities label child porn. While I agree that it is a problem for young teens to participate in such acts. I do not agree with sentence. It is unethical to issue a sentence of that stature upon a teen who engage is common inappropriate judgment. Before it was Polaroid’s now its texts, there will always be curious teens out there, and you can prevent that. Unless society changes the acceptance and utilization of sex to advertise. But to use the justice system to limit this is unacceptable. What are your thoughts…

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  1. yardieboy88
    December 6, 2009 at 6:09 am

    This is a drastic step by the justice system to put such a heavy weight on sexting. since its teens and teens can consent to sexual events with another teen then how it is different from two adults sexting?

    They may not have looked at the issue from that point of view but there are always alternatives.

  2. hpaukov1
    December 6, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I agree that because of advertising children today see something on TV, think it’s cool and repeat that behavior. This is why they invented parental controls on TV but what about the sexed up ads you see on billboards or any other type of advertising media? You can’t really do anything but explain to your children that it is unethical behavior and hope they listen. But it is true now-days teens have access to many different outlets that leads the straight to sexting. Parents should keep close eyes on cell phone and internet usage. But it is impossible to catch everything so I think some type of government monitoring program would be beneficial to stop this behavior.

  3. December 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Making it illegal just makes it more tempting to some. But smart parents STOP it… immediately with the new technology that is available. I posted a short blog about that at:
    http://www.LouZnews.net/?p=39
    We have to eliminate this, not just fight it.

  4. mlhanaga
    December 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I agree that this is a serious problem for teens. I think though however, police charging teens as sexual offenders when getting caught for sexting is ridiculous. Being charged as a sexual offender goes on your record for the rest of your life and it is a bit extreme for teens to be charged with this. I think there are other ways to go about stopping this new fad without sexual charges.

  5. bnjoe
    December 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    I agree that this is a serious problem not only for teens but also for parents. I think that police charging them is ludacris, if caught and registering them as sex offenders, how about go after the 50 year old men that hang around the malls waiting for teen girls that they can scoop up and do God knows what with them. However,something needs to be done. Sexting is causing more rapes in girls and is causing parents to worry more about their children.

  6. December 21, 2009 at 3:28 am

    The logical implication of criminal conviction for child porn for sharing explicit images is children playing “doctor” should be listed as sexual predators. I think the sharing of sexuality by adolescents is perfectly normal and only the most egregious examples require government intervention. That intervention should be of the “soft” kind, not imprisonment or sexual watch lists.
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