Sexting, Digital Dating Abuse, and Other Online Relationship Issues

This talk will teach participants to: Learn what the research currently says about the prevalence, motivations, and implications of sexting Understand how and why this occurs in obvious and not-so-obvious ways via smartphones and various social media apps Explore the reality of Snapchat hacks, the iCloud celebrity photo hack, and how to prevent such victimization…

Sexting Laws in Idaho

There is no sexting law in Idaho.  However, the laws below may be indirectly or directly implicated. HB 555 (proposed in 2016) would make it a misdemeanor to send/receive explicit imagery while a minor, or a felony in some cases. https://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2016/H0555.pdf https://gov.idaho.gov/mediacenter/Bills/H555a.pdf Revenge porn law: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/H0563Bookmark.htm

Sexting Laws in Illinois

“A minor shall not distribute or disseminate an indecent visual depiction of another minor through the use of a computer or electronic communication device.” Minors that are caught exchanging sexually explicit images in Illinois may be sentenced to supervision and required to receive counseling or perform community service. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=096-1087 “Revenge porn” is specifically covered in…

Sexting Laws in Indiana

In Indiana, this law “provides that a person less than 18 years of age who possesses an indecent image of another person less than 18 years of age commits a Class A misdemeanor if: (1) the persons are in a dating relationship; (2) the age difference between the persons is not more than four years;…

Sexting Laws in Kansas

HB 2501, Effective July 1, 2016 in Kansas: AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; creating the crimes of unlawful transmission of a visual depiction of a child and unlawful possession of a visual depiction of a child; relating to blackmail; breach of privacy; jurisdiction and venue; crime committed with an electronic device; prohibiting…

Sexting Laws in Louisiana

For a first offense of possessing or transmitting indecent visual depictions of a minor, the offender will receive a minimum fine of $100 to a maximum of $250, incarcerated for up to ten days, or both. An exception to this provision is if they offender is placed on probation and performs two eight-hour days of…

Sexting Laws in Maine

There is no sexting law in Maine. However, the law below may be indirectly or directly implicated. Revenge Porn Law, July 12, 2015: An Act to Prohibit the Unauthorized Dissemination of Certain Private Images http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0460&item=5&snum=127

Sexting Laws in Massachusetts

H.4370, proposed sexting law in Massachusetts: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4370/History Any person who is less than eighteen years of age that uses a telecommunications or other device to knowingly transmit or distribute to another person an indecent visual depiction, including but not limited to, a photograph, media, or a text message with attached media, depicting another person who…

Sexting Laws in Minnesota

There is no sexting law in Minnesota. However, the laws below may be indirectly or directly implicated. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=617.247 (some articles have called it a “sexting” law, but it is more about disseminating pornographic materials involving minors, and was declared unconstitutional) Revenge Porn Law: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF2713&version=2&session=ls89&session_year=2016&session_number=0

Sexting Laws in Nebraska

In Nebraska, it is a felony to either possess or distribute sexually explicit images of a child. For those charged with possession, individuals that are eighteen and younger shall have an affirmative defense if they received a sexually explicit image of a minor, that is at least at fifteen years old, that was voluntary and…

Sexting Laws in Nevada

In Nevada, minors who send sexually explicit images of themselves to others are considered a child in need of supervision for the first violation. For further violations, they can be subject to the same penalties if they had been an adult committing a misdemeanor. They are not considered sex offenders and are not subject to…

Sexting Laws in New Hampshire

There is no sexting law in New Hampshire. However, the law below may be indirectly or directly implicated. Revenge Porn Law: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/billText.aspx?id=962&txtFormat=html%22,%22http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/billText.aspx?id=962&txtFormat=html

Sexting Laws in New Jersey

In New Jersey, every sexting complaint is reviewed for recommendations to be dismissed, diverted, or referred for court action based on several criteria. If they are diverted, they will participate in a remedial education or counseling program paid for by the juvenile’s parent or guardian. This program is designed to educate the teen on the…