Presentation on theme: "Understanding the impact technology has on you.. Sexting-The act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones."— Presentation transcript:
Sexting-The act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones. Sexting-The act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones. Cyber Bullying-the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.
It’s harmless fun between friends! It’s ok if you take pictures of yourself! It’s ok if you’re dating! It’s ok if you’re 16! It’s just a prank! You can’t go to jail for it! It’s harmless fun between friends! It’s ok if you take pictures of yourself! It’s ok if you’re dating! It’s ok if you’re 16! It’s just a prank! You can’t go to jail for it! Myths about Sexting and Cyber-bullying
Once you hit send you can never retrieve an image or message sent Even if you take the picture of yourself, if you send that image to a person, it can be a crime. There is no exception for “dating” situations in the law. Sending, saving, or requesting sexual images of underage persons is a crime. Criminal penalties can be a result of “child pornography”.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: Section 1. Sexting; prohibited acts; penalties.— (1) A minor commits the offense of sexting if he or she knowingly: ◦ (a) Uses a computer, or any other device capable of electronic data transmission or distribution, to transmit or distribute to another minor any photograph or video of any person which depicts nudity, as defined in S.847.001(9), Florida Statutes, and is harmful to minors, as defined in S.847.001(6), Florida Statutes. ◦ (b) Possesses a photograph or video of any person that was transmitted or distributed by another minor which depicts nudity, as defined in S.847.001(9), Florida Statutes, and is harmful to minors, as defined in S.847.001(6), Florida Statutes.
What Happens After You hit Send? It may impact: College Admission Job interviews Security Clearances
Penalties for Sexting Persuade, engage, fund, and/or produce an inappropriate picture 20 year Felony and up to $100,000.00 fine Distribute, finance distribution or promote distribution (send inappropriate picture) 7 year Felony and up to $50,000.00 fine Possession (having an inappropriate picture) 4 year Felony and up to $10,000.00 fine
1006.147 Bullying and harassment prohibited.— (1) This section may be cited as the “Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act.” (2) Bullying or harassment of any student or employee is prohibited: ◦ (a) During any education program or activity conducted by a public K-12 educational institution; ◦ (b) During any school-related or school-sponsored program or activity or on a school bus of a public K-12 educational institution; or ◦ (c) Through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, or computer network.
Use a telecommunications service provider to terrorize, frighten, intimidate, threaten, harass, molest or annoy another person, or to disturb the peace and quiet of another person by any of the following: Threatening physical harm or damage False reporting of a person’s injury, illness or death Using vulgar, indecent, obscene, or offensive language or suggesting a lewd act Initiating contact and hanging up after it is answered Causing interruption in telecommunications service Penalty is 6 Months in jail and up to $1,000.00 or both
A 15 year old girl sent nude photographs of herself via the internet. She was charged with manufacturing, possessing and distributing child pornography. She sent the photos with her cellular phone to a 27 year old man she met via MySpace in June of 2007. The man was also charged with unlawful sexual activity. CBS news correspondent Kelli Watson commented, “Kids really need to know and understand that their digital footprint will live on.” Case Review: Clearfield County, PA
“It was a stupid thing I did because I was upset and tired and it was the middle of the night and I was an immature kid. You will find me on the registered sex offender list next to people who have raped children, molested kids, things like that, because I sent child pornography.” Case Review: Orlando, FL