Then she sent the full-length frontal photo to Isaiah, her new boyfriend. Both were in eighth grade. They broke up soon after. In less than 24 hours, the effect was as if Margarite, 14, had sauntered naked down the hallways of the four middle schools in this racially and economically diverse suburb of the state capital, Olympia. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of students had received her photo and forwarded it. In short order, students would be handcuffed and humiliated, parents mortified and lessons learned at a harsh cost.
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Rachel was in seventh grade when she got her first sext request. She didn't "I drew a picture and was like, 'Here they are! Like the girl whose fully naked likeness landed in Rachel's inbox a few years back. The boy who'd originally received the picture, Rachel remembers, forwarded the image to another girl who circulated it all over town. In fact, while few students will cop to having sexted—loosely defined as having sent a sexual photo, video, or text message via cell phone—a greater number will admit to having received, or at least viewed, someone else's sext. And while passing along a revealing photo of another person is obviously incredibly cruel, what most teens don't know is that forwarding or receiving a sext even one you didn't ask for can get you in trouble. In recent years more than 20 states—including California, New York, and New Jersey—have introduced laws aimed at teens caught sexting.
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Instagram users are stepping up to stanch the flow of photos showing a popular teen e-girl's murder as the platform fails to quickly remove the images. As bad actors upload grisly photos showing the teen's slit neck with certain hashtags, some users are working to bury those posts under images of pink clouds and cats wearing flower crowns with those same hashtags and tagging the victim's account. The inventive approach makes it harder to search for pictures of Bianca Devins' dead body. Devins, 17, who used the Instagram handle escty , was allegedly murdered by Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, on Sunday.
His case has drawn national scrutiny, but North Carolina's controversial law isn't unique. States require people convicted of various sex-related offenses to publicly register as sex offenders. They don't always make exceptions for kids, even if their cases are adjudicated in juvenile court. Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel at the Juvenile Law Center, said that youth are unlikely to get in trouble for possessing nude selfies. Possessing a nude photo of yourself does not really fit that definition or concern ," she told The Huffington Post.