Teens Sexting – Criminal Charges Possible
Social media has arguably taken over our society. Many of us have posted a picture to social media, whether it be eating food, having fun with friends and family, or even rooting for a sports team at our favorite event. But what happens when you post something to the internet of a sexual nature?
A video that was posted three years ago in Denmark of two 15-year-old teens engaging in sexual activity is making news headlines again, now going viral for another reason. The boys who recorded the act were prosecuted back in 2015, but now authorities are stating that more than over 1,000 teens are being charged for sharing the video, as well as texting it to others on social media platforms like Facebook messenger.
The Repercussions of Sharing in an Online World
Mira Bech, one of the defendants, is now 19 years old. She stated, “I thought it was okay, It seemed as if everyone was sharing it.” Well now it has come back to haunt them. It is illegal to destroy other peoples’ lives in an intimate climate without their consent, especially for teenagers.
These teenagers are being prosecuted with criminal charges of distribution of child pornography. This will affect their lives forever, inhibiting them from becoming teachers, coaches, and virtually any other job they may want to pursue in the future. It’s unlikely that teens in todays’ society will learn and stop sharing videos, but that is why we as a society need to set the standard and the rules to follow.
Protecting Our Children
We need to discuss the dangers of uploading explicit photos on the internet with our children, because not only are they risking emotional damage to another person, but they are opening themselves up to possible criminal charges. It all falls down to responsibility and thought in all things that you do.
I have represented injured victim’s whose entire lives were turned upside down because of the irresponsibility of another person on the road. I have seen instances of the other driver being criminally prosecuted as a result of their actions in causing the accident. It is up to us to teach our youth.
I’m Tim Misny and I have represented injured victims for 37 years. As your Ohio injury attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.