Effective Responses to Teen Sexting: A Guide for Judges and Other Professionals

Effectively Responding to Sexting CoverThis report reflects discussions as well as research on the latest legal, educational, and programmatic responses to teen sexting and answers questions judges and other community leaders may have about this challenging issue. The guidelines at the end of the report suggest key factors for judges to consider in adjudicating these cases and offer suggestions for how judges and other community leaders can educate the public about sexting, prevent unintended consequences for teens who engage in this activity, and distinguish between voluntary, social/sexual experimentation or exploration and coercive, controlling and detrimental tactics that could belie destructive and dangerous youth relationships.

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