Monday, April 26, 2010

Sexting Bill in IL

From the Chicago Tribune:

Students under 18 who use computers or cell phones to share nude photos of their peers would earn little more than a scolding under a measure the Illinois Senate approved . . . to address the "sexting" phenomenon.

Offenders would not face criminal charges, but would get juvenile court supervision that could result in counseling or community service. The bill doesn't address youths who send or receive racy photos if they don't distribute them.

"We're not trying to prosecute them if they keep it between themselves," said Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville, who got a similar bill through the Illinois House last week. "It's when the third party is involved. That's when you get the situations where so-and-so committed suicide because the picture got up everywhere."

Read the rest here.

MR

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