sexting_and_cyber_bullying powerpoint

the impact
technology has
on you.
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.
Myths about Sexting
and Cyber-bullying
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!
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
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
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
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
Case Review: Clearfield County, PA
•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: Lebanon, Ohio
Emma’s Story- Cyberbullying
Ally’s Story- Sexting
Case Review: Greensburg, PA
Case Review: Orlando, FL
•“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.”

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