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Sexting

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Definition: Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or pictures over a cell phone or other mobile communication device. Because the laws have not caught up with technology, sexting is a federal offense for teens as it is child pornography when one teen sends a nude picture of another teen or themselves to friends. Teens experimenting with this behavior could be labeled a sex offender legally for the rest of their lives.

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