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“Sexting”

In Culture, Current Events, Family, General Interest on May 28, 2009 at 8:56 pm


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Earlier this year a number of teens were charged with peddling child pornography after they had sent nude and partially nude photographs of themselves to friends and classmates, an activity that has been described as “sexting.”

Some reports (like this one from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) claim that as many as 1 in 3 young adults have admitted to the activity–which has led to a number of well publicized cases as law enforcement wrestles with how to respond to the issue.

A recent article claims that the activity is no more significant than “spin the bottle” or “playing doctor.”  This piece features a conversation with Karl Benzio, Executive Director of the Lighthouse Network, looking at the claims of the new study as well as some of the spiritual and emotional issues that can result from sexting.

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