Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sexting? From My Local Paper

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'One in five teens has sent nude photo'

Both girls are 17. Both just started their senior year at Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort. And both have been seen naked by most of their classmates.

"Neither one of us know how many people have seen us," one of the girls said. "It's kind of a weird thing to think about. We don't know who; we don't know how many people and we don't know where (the pictures) are now."
And while sending a flirtatious picture or two might seem relatively harmless, the potential consequences aren't. Sending or possessing explicit pictures of teens is illegal, and being caught with the racy shots can result in child pornography charges, even if the person caught is also a minor. Southland school officials are starting to monitor the trend, promising serious discipline for students caught with explicit photos, and Will County has already put several teens through its juvenile diversion program after they were caught sexting.

The photos can also multiply in a flash around the Internet, winding up on pornography sites or in the hands of pedophiles.
"We had been broken up for a while, and then we started dating again, and that's when it happened," she said. "He told me he had shown one friend, and I was like, you're an idiot, but then it was fine. But then it was not just one person-- people were waking up with it on their cell phone."

The other Kelsey's saving grace? She shot her full-length nude photo from the neck down before sending it to her lab partner freshman year.

OK, it's about living out loud or staying in lets say the closet. It's about life style choice and being to young to express it without somebody playing gotcha.

There is more to taking nude photos of yourself than just having a camera. Too bad that wont be discussed. Just a lot of talk about the law. Sex is supposed to be between the people who are having it. Unless you live an open life style... And flirting should never be done nude.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We live in a trashy town.