Tonight I’ll be on ABC’s Nightline discussing sexting.
I began discussing sexting when I defined it on this blog months ago. Since then, there have been dozens of reports of teens who have been caught sexting. Sometimes teens have been threatened with — or charged with — distributing child pornography. The cases have run the gamut from the seemingly harmless, not “pornographic” (such as the PA teen wearing her white training bra who was consensually photographed by her friends), to the very troubling new case of an MA teen who videotaped two teens having intercourse and sent the video around a junior high via cell phone. Sexting, thus, becomes a complex topic to discuss because some cases may prove to be relatively innocent private activities, while other cases are extreme examples of exploitation.