sexting

ferrets's picture

so (in th U.S. at least) a teen can get rgisterred as a sex offender for sexting? do you think its fiar?

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jeff's picture

Hmm...

That sounds wrong, are you sure you're not leaving some important detail out?

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ferrets's picture

jeff

what detial is that?

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jeff's picture

Seems like...

there'd need to be more, a 19 y/o sexting someone underage, or something more to it. A 14 y/o sexting another 14 y/o seems like there'd be less of an issue.

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ferrets's picture

no, jeff

two underaged ppl sexting can have the same consuecuences

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fox333's picture

You do NOT want to hear what

You do NOT want to hear what I have to say about sexting.

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Oscar Wilde

jeff's picture

Hmm...

Can you tell us seductively using 160 characters?

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fox333's picture

Why 160 characters? I am so

Why 160 characters?

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Oscar Wilde

jeff's picture

I think...

that is the limit for a text message.

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BrotherMitch's picture

No, Ferrets is right.

There have been cases of teens/preteens having to register as sex offenders because they shared...scandalous...photos through texting. The person who sent it can be charged with producing child pornography, and the person who received it can be charged with possessing it. Regardless of age. It's kinda ridiculous. (Not that I think sexting is a brilliant idea to begin with...)

Uncertain's picture

that's messed up. i think

that's messed up. i think they should distinguish an individual's private matter from someone who can actuall potentially harm another person

ineffective and prosecuting the wrong people

loreonpravus's picture

no way. I think there was a

no way. I think there was a Law and Order episode about that, some teenager sent naked pictures of herself and got charged with distributing child pornography. Ahh, SVU. But they should just be whatever about it. Like, if someone's sexting someone and harassing them then yeah.

hellonwheels's picture

i agree with max.

although i have never engaged in sexting, i knew kids who were doing it before there wass even a term for it. i think that it is that person's private matter, regardless of age. while i dont think pushign someone into sexting is ok, i think it is a choice both individuals engage in of their free will.

charging the parents of the kid seems a litterl outrageous though. im just saying. parents cant know all that their teens are doing or see every message they send. its impossible.

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swimmerguy's picture

I hate the government...

I wish that they would not make any laws that are for situations where it is an individual or multiple people consenting to do some act that doesn't negatively affect anyone else.

I think that drugs should be legalized. Even if they weren't hurting anyone else, do they really deserve jail for ruining their life on meth? Or does society deserve to pay for them being in jail, when they could be contributing to society much more? (There could be as much as half of people in prison there for non-violent drug offenses.)

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Nanook's picture

By collecting welfare and

By collecting welfare and medicaid?
Gee! That's an AWESOME contribution.

I do agree with the thought, however. The United States has 23% of the global incarcerated population, while we only have 3% of the global population in our borders.

Nanook's picture

And here comes Vermont on

And here comes Vermont on the sanity-wagon:
http://wcbstv.com/technology/sexting.vermont.teens.2.983956.html

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fox333's picture

I think that we should

I think that we should legalize drugs, but do it slowly so people don't got more nuts than they already are. I am also not in favor of a minimum drinking age.

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

Tophat's picture

No minimum drinking age...

Because we need more drunk three year olds.

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-Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

jeff's picture

Err...

I think parents who'd let their 3 year olds drink aren't concerned about the current law anyway.

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Nanook's picture

Do you see a lot of toasty

Do you see a lot of toasty tots in France and the rest of Europe?

fox333's picture

You think that parents are

You think that parents are going to let their three year olds drink?

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