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OMG! Parents Want Laws Against Sexting

The family of Jessica Logan, the teen who committed suicide after being harassed for sending nude cell phone photos to her boyfriend (aka "sexting"), wants lawmakers to pass tougher laws addressing the phenomenon.

Through a national campaign, Jessie's parents will push for laws against forwarding and posting explicit cell-phone photos online.

In fact, around the country, some teenagers have already faced criminal charges for sexting. In Florida, for example, one 18-year-old was sentenced to five years probation after forwarding photos of his ex-girlfriend to 70 people. He will also have to register as a sex offender for 25 years.

Do you think teenagers who forward nude photos of minor teens should be charged with pedophilia? Perhaps the education system can increase awareness and internal consequences without having to involve criminal charges.


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