~SEXTING~

"Sexting is bad, because your parents will be mad!"- Patrick Morrow


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DEFINITION:
Sexting, verb; The art of sending sexually explicit messages or pictures via mobile phone.
LAWS:
On February 1, 2010, a law in Texas was passed stating "adults with nude or semi-nude photographs of children or pre-teens on their mobile devices can be investigated and tried on felony child pornography charges.Teenagers with photos of other teens aged 18 and under can be prosecuted and face up to 10 years in prison."
OTHER FACTS:
Did you know that cyber bulling can start from texting or sexting? Sexting is done by over 20% of teens under the age of 18.Apple is making an "anti sexting" technology.Some sexting happens online.
TIPS TO AVOID SEXTING:
  • never take nude pics in the first place
  • don't text anyone you don't know
  • don't share photos of yourself as well as other people (maybe you should say "as well as of other people" or "or anyone else.")
  • delete all sexting photos that come to your phone at once.
  • if photos continue, talk to an adult.
  • if this doesn't solve the problem, change your number
SOURCES:
"Sexting." Wikipedia. 2010.10-15-10. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexting>
"Texas Sexting Laws. "About.com. 2010. 10-15-10. < http://im.about.com/od/sexting/g/texassexting.htm >
"apple patents 'anti-sexting' technology". CNN Tech. 2010. 10-15-10 < http://articles.cnn.com/2010-10-13/tech/apple.sexting.patent_1_text-messages-sexting-apple?_s=PM:TECH >
"Tips to prevent sexting". Connect safely. 2010. 10-15-10 < http://www.connectsafely.org/Safety-Tips/tips-to-prevent-sexting.html >
"tip sheets". Netsmartz Workshop. 2001. 10-15-10 < http://www.netsmartz.org/TipSheets/ >
AUTHORS:
Brandon
Hunter
Patrick