Sexting: Teens in legal straits over explicit text messages

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

While you certainly hope your teen isn't sending explicit photos of themselves over their cellphone, if they were, would you want them to get slapped with felony pornography charges? Six kids in Pennsylvania were charged with dissemination and possession of child pornography when the girls sent nude photos to their boyfriends over their cellphones. If convicted these kids may have to register as sex offenders. This has Dahlia Lithwick, legal affairs correspondent for Slate Magazine, up in arms. Also weighing in is Siva Vaidhynathan, media professor at the University of Virginia.

For more, read Dahlia Lithwick's article, Textual Misconduct: What to do about teens and their dumb naked photos of themselves in Slate.

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Dahlia Lithwick and Siva Vaidhyanthan

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