Are teens who “sext” criminals or just kids behaving badly?

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Sexting refers to the distribution of explicit text messages or pictures with nudity through cell phones and courts, legislators and school officials across the country are trying to figure out how to respond to this problematic behavior. While teens may see sexting as flirtatious and harmless fun, some prosecutors charge that sexting involves distribution of pornographic material. And parents are plain worried. We’ll explore the social, psychological and legal issues associated with sexting with State Representative SETH GROVE, the sponsor of a bill in the Pennsylvania legislature that makes sexting a misdemeanor, La Salle professor KATHLEEN BOGLE and Temple University Beasley School of Law professor SARA JACOBSON.

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