Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, Elliott, D, Funke, MB, Price, C
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsComputer Ethics , COMPUTER science , Media Studies , Privacy and Surveillance
AbstractSexting is sending of racy images sent via a text message to another person's cellular phone. Questions have been raised about sexting because of cases of a boyfriend getting back at his ex-girlfriend by sending around nude pictures of her to other students at a high school, or teenagers being charged with obscenity for owning, producing, and distributing sexts. The ACLU has sought to protect the free speech of minors and to prevent criminal prosecution for sexting, and some legislators are looking into changing sex crime laws to either allow for consensual sharing of sexual materials between minors, or to reduce the penalty for such behaviors.
NotesCase from the 2009 Regional APPE Ethics Bowl Cases. Association of Practical and Professional Ethics, Fall 2009.
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