The problem of teen “sexting”

On August 25 the Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee took up the issue of teens and “sexting.” Sexting by teens generally refers to the sending of sexually suggestive or explicit text messages between peers, but the issue also includes the same material shared via emails, social media postings, and other venues for online communication. The committee was assigned with a review of the topic by the 2010 General Assembly under SEA 224, which also allowed school corporations to begin offering classes or instruction regarding the risks and consequences of sexting. Continue reading