Meanwhile in Canada
Crime and Punishment
Teen sexting has somehow become the police’s number one priority of late — not just in the U.S., but in Canada, too.
A sex crimes unit of the Ontario Provincial Police is gearing up to debut an app that helps kids reject requests for naked photos, Yahoo News reports.
Last month, we brought you the disturbing story of that Virginia teen sexting case — you know, the one that somehow escalated to the point of police wanting to photograph a boy’s erect penis so they could convict him on child pornography charges.
Now, following a trial that lasted over two hours, 17-year-old Trey Sims has been put on one-year probation, NBC Washington reports. The judge deemed Mr. Sims neither guilty nor not-guilty.
Excessive texting and teen sex are two of the predominant nightmares haunting parents today.
It’s fitting, then, that these two parental bugbears have been found to correlate: teens who send 100 or more text messages per day are more likely to be sexually active, a recent study found.