Latest Sex and the law Stories

Legal Dangers Involved With Sexting Largely Ignored By Teenagers
2014-06-18 14:13:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new survey from Drexel University found that many teens are blissfully, and dangerously, ignorant about the legal dangers posed by sending illicit photos, also known as sexting. The survey results are published in the journal Sexuality Research and Social Policy. While the survey found that more than 50 percent of undergraduates surveyed at a large American university said they had exchanged sexually explicit text messages, the more...

2014-05-12 23:00:50

Governor Rick Scott signed four sex predator bills into law. Child sex abuse lawyer Michael Steinger says the laws are an important step forward but more can be done. (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Four new bills were signed into state law last week to crack down on child sexual predators. Michael Steinger, a child sex abuse attorney and founder of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, says the laws close loopholes and toughen penalties—but do little to help victims themselves. The new laws were driven...

2014-05-02 12:25:27

BOSTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 43 million teens and tweens living in our country. How will parents raise them to be happy, healthy and successful individuals amid the challenges, dangers, and distractions? Parenting a teen poses more danger and opportunities than when today's parent was a teen 20-30 years ago. Luckily, a new book helps the 21(st) century parent troubleshoot through the landmine of issues. "There's a strange new creature living under your roof," says...

2014-04-16 23:13:03

By participating in this event, you may walk away a little more informed, and thus be in a better position to step up to the next level of intervention either for your own family member, or just as valuable, the life of someone else’s child. Barrington, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Nausheen Din, MD will be holding two seminars regarding the issue of sexting as it directly relates to the Chicago suburban community. This is in direct response to the unfortunate sexting event in CUSD 220...

2014-03-31 23:31:49

The SentTell anti-sexting app eliminates sexting from teens. For the first time a free anti-sexting app has been created for parents to monitor their children in real time. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 SentTell, a San Francisco startup, has developed a free application for Android smartphones to prevent sexting by young adults. The application notifies parents whenever photos are taken using their children’s camera. SentTell is the first and only company to give parents a...

More Middles Schoolers Sexting
2014-01-06 14:26:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About one in five middle-school kids are engaging in risqué behavior through text messages, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers found that 22 percent of at-risk seventh graders are participating in sexting, the act of sending text messages with sexual content. The study included 410 participants between 12 and 14 years old from five urban public middle schools in Rhode Island between 2009 and...

2013-08-08 23:24:52

The application allows parents to monitor their child's smartphone by notifying them whenever photos are taken using their children's camera. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 SentTell, a San Francisco-based company, has developed an application for Android smartphones to help prevent sexting by young adults. The application notifies parents whenever photos are taken using their children’s smartphone camera. The idea came to SentTell founder, Walter Wallace, after...

2013-05-13 23:23:52

With the summer season approaching, it is more important than ever for parents to talk with their kids about sexting, Reputation Changer warns. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Sexting is still a fairly recent phenomenon, but the reluctance and embarrassment that parents often feel when it comes time to talk about sex with their children is nothing new; according to Reputation Changer, though, there has never been a more critical time for parents to talk to their kids openly and...

Teen Sexting: Dangers, Legality And The Gender Gap
2013-03-14 17:18:04

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past decade, there has been a lot of light thrown on the topic of sexting. This relatively new word was added in August of last year to the Merriam-Webster´s Collegiate Dictionary and is an obvious fusion of the words ℠sex´ and ℠texting.´ Sexting is a new pandemic brought on by the ubiquity of the Internet and mobile phones in our day-to-day lives. The act of sexting involves the sending of a sexually...

Sexting Among Teens Still A Growing Problem
2012-09-17 13:12:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new survey has shown just how outrageous "sexting" has gotten, claiming that one out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers use their smartphone to send out the sexually-explicit text messages. Researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles say teenagers in Los Angeles were seven times more likely to be sexually active if they had admitted to sexting than those who had never engaged in the activity. The...

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