Consequences from Pushing Send

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Consequences from Pushing Send Sex and cell phones have become the way of the world. Our society has made sex look as if it is okay to do it when one wants and how one wants. For instance, a problem has developed among our youth in sending personal photos through text messaging. This has led to what we call “sexting.” When a child or teen sends this type of photo, do they actually know whose hands it will fall into? Therefore, sexting has many lasting effects that can lead into their adult lives or sometimes result in death by suicide. Children have the state of mind that they are invincible and rules do not apply to them. The consequence of this type of action has lead children and teens to be labeled as sex offenders, charged with child pornography, and charged with the intent to make child pornography; however, these types of punishments are too harsh for this type of behavior. First, we cannot deny that sexting is a problem with our youth. “The statics show that 71 percent of girls and 67 percent of boys said that they sent posted content to a boyfriend or girlfriend, while the other 21 percent of the girls and 39 percent of the boys say they sent it to someone they wanted to date” (Magid). In addition, peer pressure can also encourage this type of manipulated behavior. Statics show 51% of teen girls say they were influenced from a guy “while 18 percent of teen boys blamed this pressure from girls” (Magid). However, influenced by others or flirting, it all has serious consequences and can lead to harsh punishments. For instance, “a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl is facing child pornography charges for sending nude photos of herself to other kids. A 19-year-old Florida man got thrown out of college and has to register as a... ... middle of paper ... ...09. . Rubinkam, By Michael. "Cell Phone Porn Scandal Hits U.S. School - Technology & Science - Security - Msnbc.com." Breaking News, Weather, Business, Health, Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Travel, Science, Technology, Local, US & World News- Msnbc.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 January 2008. . "Sexting Is Stupid, But Child Pornography? - CBS News." Breaking News Headlines: Business, Entertainment & World News - CBS News. Web. 31 March 2009. . "Teen Dating '08: Nude Pix On Cell Phones - CBS News." Breaking News Headlines: Business, Entertainment & World News - CBS News. Web. 14 July 2008. .
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