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Lolo5
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11/9/2013 9:10:22 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
child pornography for sexting? Or for possessing nude photos of themselves. What do you think?
themohawkninja
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11/9/2013 9:28:22 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Nothing, because it is a victimless crime and it teaches the child that the federal government can enforce moral judgement on them, which is a violation of freedom of expression.
"Morals are simply a limit to man's potential."~Myself

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InVinoVeritas
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11/9/2013 1:25:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Children should not be charged with child pornography, because it is their freedom of expression. (However, there are exceptions. For example, sexting can be an act of harassment toward a party, depending on issues of motive and consent.)

Child pornography possession/transaction that involves adults should lead to charges directed toward the adults involved. This acts as a preemptive measure that reduces the incentive to take advantage of children (in manipulative, predatory ways) by adding a huge risk to the fiscal and social "benefits" derived from such behavior.
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11/9/2013 1:49:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I don't think that children should be charged with child pornography, but that's not because I think that children should have unadulterated freedom of expression.

Instead, it's because sexting isn't pornography. Rather than taking pictures and then disseminating them for profit, they're instead taking pictures of themselves and showing other people as a sort of lascivious behavior.

Child pornography is a serious crime and puts people on sex offender lists. I think that would be an erroneous charge and too harsh an offense for what is merely youthful promiscuity. Should it be illegal? Not necessarily. Sex between children isn't illegal, so I don't see why sexting between children should be illegal. Sexing between children and adults should certainly be illegal, but not for the child.
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11/11/2013 10:29:16 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/9/2013 9:10:22 AM, Lolo5 wrote:
child pornography for sexting? Or for possessing nude photos of themselves. What do you think?

I think that if a minor choose to send a picture of him/herself, he should not be charged with child pornography. (Depending on the age of the child, if should be looked into whether they were coerced by a parent of some other adult into sending that picture. That should be persecuted. I don't really think 3 year old have any judgement over whether a nudie should be taken and sent or not.)

However I don't believe anyone should be able to send around pictures of minors, besides the minor themselves. As long as teens are educated that they aren't allowed to pass on photos of their friends who are under 18, they should be persecuted. Maybe not the the full extent of the law, but there should repercussions.

I believe this because this is what being a minor means and getting that protection of the law while being held accountable for it.
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11/12/2013 7:59:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago

Instead, it's because sexting isn't pornography. Rather than taking pictures and then disseminating them for profit, they're instead taking pictures of themselves and showing other people as a sort of lascivious behavior.

Pornography (often abbreviated as "porn" or "porno" in informal usage) (Greek: `0;_9;`1;_7;^9;^3;^5;, porneia, fornication) is the explicit portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal.

It has nothing to do with profit.
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