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Published March 2011
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Teen sexting costs lives
As reported by a Cincinnati television station, on July 3, 2008 New York teen Jesse Logan, set to graduate in 2009, killed herself after getting caught in a sexting scandal which saw a racy self-portrait she had sent her boyfriend e-mailed to “hundreds of students at schools around the Tri-State.”
Sexting or sending sexually provocative messages to and from cell phones or computers is one of the hottest issues in education law today. Kids, as young as nine, may be sexting according Susan Lipkins, a psychologist specializing in bullying and hazing. Some teens sext to flirt, others for fun or to be funny and others to gain recognition, improve their social status, or hurt or harass.
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