SEXTING BAD LAWS AND PUNISHMENTS

TEXAS SEXTING LAWS

On February 1, 2010, State Attorney General adults with nude or semi-nude photographs on their mobile devices can be investigated and tried on felony child pornography charges.

Teenagers with photos of other teens aged 18 and under can be prosecuted and face up to 10 years in prison, Abbott said.



WHAT THE USA THINKS ABOUT SEXTING

In the United States, it is against the law to possess lewd photographs of minors. A New York lawyer is petitioning for that would make sexting a misdemeanor for minors.


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THE STATISICS OF SEXTING AMONGST TEENS

The percent of teenagers who have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures or video of themselves:

  • 20% of teenagers overall
  • 22% of teen girls
  • 18% of teen boys
  • 11% of young teen girls ages 13-16

The percent of teenagers sending or posting sexually suggestive messages:

  • 39% of all teenagers
  • 37% of teen girls
  • 40% of teen boys