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    Cyburbian hilldweller's avatar
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    Naughty teens and their sexting

    All these teenagers are so darn naughty these days, sending naked pictures of each other on their cell phones. What the hell is wrong with our youth?

    But should we really be busting them for child pron offenses?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29613192/


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    My goodness (monacle falls out). These young people today. They have invented something which I shall call promiscuity. For shame! We've never even required a word for this behavior before in our language.

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    Parents should never buy their kids cell phones with texting or cameras. They were young once, they should have realized this sort of crap would happen. Sort of like giving your kid money to buy a 40 ounce beer bottle!

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    Just another outlet for stupid teenage behavior. There's been hanky-panky going in since time immemorial.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Sort of like giving your kid money to buy a 40 ounce beer bottle!
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    A nickle?!
    Where I come from, the deposit is a dime.

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    damn nabit, in my days we would page our girls "suggestive" codes to come on over for a good time.

    Ohhh have times changed.
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    Thanks for the clarification Vel, my first look at that response was 'a nickle? I don't get that at all!' Sometimes we need to rely on other Michiganders for interpretation.

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    We preach abstinance. What is more abstaining than taking a picture of ones self and sending it to your partner when they are not even there. Talk about protected Sex...

    Really, we have to change the laws so that normal teens doing normal things are not labeled as criminal.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    All these teenagers are so darn naughty these days, sending naked pictures of each other on their cell phones. What the hell is wrong with our youth?

    But should we really be busting them for child pron offenses?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29613192/

    On one hand, modern technology, especially the internet, is making it a lot easier to catch pedophiles (think 'stings' - "Hey Sarge, how many of these can we catch?" "Well, how many do you want to clean?").

    On the other hand, the kids themselves are now making a mockery of kiddie-pron laws - from what I'm hearing around here, you'd almost have to put razor-wire fences and guard towers around every middle and high school in the country with how many kids have these images of their peers in their cell-phones.



    Yes, I agree that it is past time to rethink these laws.

    An observation that I made a while back - until the mid-late 19th century, for a female, 13 and 14 were considered to be prime marriage ages and if she was still single at 16 she was either an 'old maid' or on track to be a teacher or nun. Nowadays, in most states, that will get her guy a prison term and a lifelong brand.

    Somehow, I am very, very glad that I got through my high-school years before the advent of the internet and camera-cell phones!



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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B View post
    We preach abstinance. What is more abstaining than taking a picture of ones self and sending it to your partner when they are not even there. Talk about protected Sex...

    Really, we have to change the laws so that normal teens doing normal things are not labeled as criminal.
    With the advent of YouTube, MySpace, and other mediums from which to post pics and videos there really is no such thing as privacy. I regularly remind R.T. of this fact that she needs to be aware that any photos/videos and whatnot can and will end up there and there are always eyes watching. It's a different world.
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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B View post

    Really, we have to change the laws so that normal teens doing normal things are not labeled as criminal.
    Nothing like not holding people accountable for their actions. If they are sending pictures of other people, they need to understand that those pictures will be on the internet forever...and can possibly affect peoples lives. If its a criminal act, they are more likely to think about the consequences of their stupidity.

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    ^^^We have the resources to prosecute these "crimes"? Laws that are hard to enforce or rarely enforced don't have much effect on behavior.

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    I read the article. I don't think a kid sending a naked pic of themselves to their S.O. should be prosecuted but I would have no problem with it if they charged the guy who sent the nude of his girlfriend to a whole bunch of other people who then harassed her until she finally committed suicide. It would also be nice if they rounded up parties to the harassment and charged them with something. When someone dies as a consequence, something should be done to hold those folks accountable for their actions and to send a message to other teens. To me, the photo per se isn't the problem. There will have to be both cultural and legal changes to cope with the fact that images are more easily created than ever before and more easily shared.

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    Quote Originally posted by vagaplanner View post
    Nothing like not holding people accountable for their actions. If they are sending pictures of other people, they need to understand that those pictures will be on the internet forever...and can possibly affect peoples lives. If its a criminal act, they are more likely to think about the consequences of their stupidity.
    Current KS law says that a 14 and 15 year old that are affectionate with each other can BOTH be prosecuted as sex offenders and have to registrar for the rest of their lives. It does not matter whether they are in a relationship with each other or not. No amount of pleading from parents has changed a judges mind.
    I stand on the fact that this is just wrong. Teens will be teens, hormones will flare. What they do with it is so strictly regulated.

    Don't get me wrong there should be laws in place to protect the innocent. But nothing is ever balck and white.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B View post
    Current KS law says that a 14 and 15 year old that are affectionate with each other can BOTH be prosecuted as sex offenders and have to registrar for the rest of their lives. It does not matter whether they are in a relationship with each other or not. No amount of pleading from parents has changed a judges mind.
    I stand on the fact that this is just wrong. Teens will be teens, hormones will flare. What they do with it is so strictly regulated.

    Don't get me wrong there should be laws in place to protect the innocent. But nothing is ever balck and white.
    thats just silly...

    i do agree that unscrupulous people should be dealt with but two teens having fun and being charged that way is just STUPID.

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    Nothing IS ever black or white.

    The creation of such laws only aid in the State not having to think.
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Nothing IS ever black or white.

    The creation of such laws only aid in the State not having to think.
    Or its people....
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    Front Page on USA Today -

    HEADLINE: More teens caught up in 'sexting'
    http://www.usatoday.com/printedition...g12_st.art.htm

    HIGHLIGHT:
    Police have investigated more than two dozen teens in at least six states this year for sending nude images of themselves in cellphone text messages, which can bring a charge of distributing child pornography.

    Lawmakers are debating penalties. On Wednesday, the Utah Legislature reduced penalties, from a felony to a misdemeanor, for sexting.

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    Thinking back, if camera phones existed when I was 16, you're damn straight I would've been snapping some pics of the hoochies ( I mean young ladies) I was hanging with. All consensual of course.
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