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
MCL 750.145c Child Sexually abusive material/activity Persuade, engage, fund, produce 20 year Felony and up to $100,000.00 fine Distribute, finance distribution or promote distribution 7 year Felony and up to $50,000.00 fine Possession 4 year Felony and up to $10,000.00 fine
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 Deliberately disengaging a connection 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
Use internet, computer, computer system or computer network to communicate with any person for the purpose of… Committing or attempting to commit a violation of a CSC law in which victim or intended victim is a minor The underlying crime dictates the punishment for a violation of this section MCL 750.145d Use of internet or computer system; prohibited communication;
Willfully/maliciously cut, break, disconnect, interrupt, tap or make any unauthorized connection with any electronic medium Read or copy any message that has been accessed without permission Make unauthorized use of any electronic medium of communication Prevent, obstruct or delay by any means the sending, conveyance, or delivery of any authorized communication PENALTY: FELONY / 2 YEARS IN PRISON AND OR A FINE OF $1,000.00
A course of conduct composed of a series of 2 or more separate non-continuous acts evidencing a continuity of purpose of emotional distress, harassment, threatened, intimidated, molested, terrorized, frightened, Un-consented contact – including electronic means Misdemeanor – 1 year in prison or $1,000.00 fine or both If victim is under 18 and Actor is at least 5 years older then it is a Felony punishable by 5 years and up to $10,000.00 in fines MCL 750.411h Stalking
2008 National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy Survey Sexting; Really that Common?
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