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Parents need to warn children about potential dangers of social media

November 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR It’s OK for parents to set limits on how much their teenagers use technology.
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“Sexting” again linked to risky sex among teens

September 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers with a cell phone has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo, according to results of a 2011 survey that also found “sexters” more likely to engage in risky sex behaviors. Continue Reading

Juvenile sexting bill on way to governor

March 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The Legislature agreed Thursday to create a special crime, with a lesser penalty, for juveniles who send to other juveniles sexually graphic images of themselves or others younger than 18 through their cell phones and other digital devices. Continue Reading

Juvenile sexting measure advances in Capitol

February 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A South Dakota lawmaker more narrowly defined “juvenile sexting” on Monday, saying he doesn’t think the illegal activity should fall under the child pornography law. Continue Reading

SD ‘sexting’ bill is good compromise

February 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Legislation would give prosecutors necessary middle-ground option.

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Juvenile ‘sexting’ ban passed by state Senate

February 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE People younger than 18 would face a Class 1 misdemeanor for distributing digital nude images of themselves or each other in South Dakota, under a change approved Monday by the state Senate

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Juveniles could get less penalty for distribution of sexual images

February 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell legislator, professor key in creating a new crime that would apply to juveniles. Continue Reading

SEXTING: Few teens, young adults sending racy photos, new research says

December 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Only 1 percent of kids aged 10 to 17 have shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity, a nationally representative study found. Roughly the same number said they’d shared suggestive but less graphic photos; while 7 percent said they’d received either type of picture. Continue Reading

Poll of young people: Online meanness pervasive

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A new Associated Press-MTV poll of youth in their teens and early 20s finds that most of them 56 percent have been the target of some type of online taunting, harassment or bullying, a slight increase over just two years ago. A third say they’ve been involved in “sexting,” the sharing of naked photos or videos of sexual activity. Continue Reading

Sexting scandal inspires Anthony Weiner doll

June 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An online action figure company has jumped on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal bandwagon with a doll of the New York congressman in two versions: censored and uncensored. Continue Reading