DID YOU KNOW: That your child could be charged with possession and distribution of child pornography for engaging in “sexting” (sending and receiving dirty text messages). Most teens and parents don’t realize that even if the kids are the same age, this is still a serious chargeable crime! Most of the “common sense” defenses - but we’re the same age, it’s consensual, her parents know we’re dating, she doesn’t want to press charges, etc - don’t apply. Although the law is gender neutral, it’s most often the boys who are charged while the girls are listed as the victim, but the girls may be charged as well.
Talk to your pre-teens (yes: pre-teens, more of these cases come out of the Jr. High School than the H.S.) and teens to let them know this is a chargeable crime.