Sexting? Sending each other naked and/or pornographic pictures on their cell phones? Is that what kids are REALLY doing?
There was a report on Chicago television last night that says, essentially, that's exactly what they're doing.
The thing is this - if the 'sexting' involves pictures of someone under 18 years of age, they could be arrested - both senders AND recipients - and, at the very least, become REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS!!
Our kids!!! Sex offenders?? SEX OFFENDERS!!!!
Does this bother anybody but me?
Register as sex offenders? Not on your life.
Yes, kids make stupid choices. If they did everything right, they wouldn't be kids. No, they're not supposed to be experimenting. No, they're not supposed to be sexually active. But are they? Do they? Damn skippy they do. Just like we did when we were kids. (Okay, so some of us kept ourselves to ourselves and made it to adulthood before we 'experimented'; before we became 'active'. SOME of us.) The point is, are our kids 'Sexual Predators'? Do they deserve to be Registered Sex Offenders - a stigma which never goes away?
If, like me, the prospect of this bothers you - if, like me, you don't think it's appropriate to register KIDS as Sex Offenders - what do we do about it?