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FULL EXPOSURE! South Carolina Says No More Sexting 

Send a sext, pay a fine. That’s one hundred big ones out of your piggy bank, Teen (or should we say your wallet, Parents of Teen).

So says the Southern state, the first to secede from the Union during the Civil War, one of the last to ratify the 19th Amendment, and now just another state that considers texting a crime.

It’s true. A bill to ban kids ages 12 to 17 from “sexting” – forwarding take-it-off photos by cell phone – has cleared a House subcommittee and may be headed to Senate.

Wonder if your teen knows someone who has sexted? A study by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that one in five teens has done the deed and one in 10 has forwarded the shots on to strangers, so we’re guessing YEP.

 

The big question: Will sexting legislation stop kids from taking their pants off?

 

SHE SAID:  Educating kids about why it’s a seriously bad idea to broadcast nude photos in the first place – whether by phone or Internet – is the real deficiency here. The lesson, that nothing is private online, needs to be learned. Personally, I’m thinking full exposure teaches the lesson better than a slap-on-the-hand fine, but hey, that’s just me.

 

SHE SAID: Who’s going to look at all these sexy teen photos anyway?  And how are the cops going to catch up with teen texters? Look for your local policeman in the big beige trench coat, my friends.

 

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

 

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