We recently visited a public school and spoke to a group of Junior High students ages 13-14 about the dangers of sexting. When we asked the girls in the room how many of them ever had a boy ask them to send a provocative or nude photo of themselves over their phones, we were shocked to see nearly half of the hands in the room go up (and those were just the ones bold enough to respond).
No doubt technology has dramatically changed the way some teens communicate and flirt with one another today. Unfortunately, some sexting cases have gained national attention as seemingly harmless flirtations have turned into devastating ordeals both emotionally and legally.
What may shock teens (and parents) alike are the legal consequences of sexting.
Each state handles sexting offenses differently and many states are still waking up to the true dangers of sexting in relation to…