Two Indiana teenagers have sued their school district after they were punished for posting suggestive photos on MySpace. The girls, 10th-graders at Churubusco High School in Churubusco, Indiana, say they were humiliated after the school banned them from fall semester extracurricular activities and forced them to apologize to the all-male Athletics Board composed of varsity coaches. The girls also had to attend three counseling sessions.
Do Texas teens engage in more sexting than their Los Angeles counterparts? Rice University feels that the statistic corroborates a study published earlier this summer in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and led by Dr. Seventy-seven percent of the females that sent the racy sexts have had sex, and 82 percent of males engaged in sexting have had sex, but girls in particular were "more likely to engage in risky sex, to have had multiple recent sex partners or to use alcohol and drugs before sex.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. A group of teenagers from Winston-Salem tell WFMY why their peers post and send sexual photos of themselves despite the consequences. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
Crosshair : joeycolby: And how many of them are going to have their lives ruined because they end up on some stupid sex offender list because a friend sent them one of these pics? I might be wrong though. Kids have it so easy these days.
Two of the girls are year-olds who were shown in their bras and say they were having innocent fun when a friend took their photo. Another picture shows a year-old girl with a towel around her waist. The pictures somehow got distributed to classmates' cell phones, and the teens say they didn't consent to that.
The line between online and offline life continues to blur as yet another lawsuit is being brought against a school that punished students over pictures posted to an online social media website. Two sophomore girls at Churubusco High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana were banned from extracurricular activities after sexually suggestive pictures posted to MySpace during summer vacation ended up in the hands of school officials. The photos in question were taken at a sleepover with friends during summer vacation.
An Indiana judge has ruled that racy photographs posted online by teenagers should be considered free speech, and are therefore protected by the United States Constitution, reports Above The Law. Because of the First Amendment guarantee, schools may not, in any way, discipline students who post lewd photos of themselves online. The decision is the conclusion of a lawsuit between a group of female students, who posted photographs of two salacious slumber parties to Facebook, and their school, Smith-Green Community School Corp, which disciplined some of the students for appearing in the photographs even though the pictures had nothing to do with the school or a school-related event.
The Associated Press is reporting that t hree Pennsylvania teenagers are suing a prosecutor who wants to charge them with child pornography over racy cell-phone pictures of themselves. Two of the girls are year-olds who were shown in their bras and say they were having innocent fun when a friend took their photo. Another picture shows a year-old girl with a towel around her waist. The teens say the photos are protected speech, not pornography.