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.
Authorities in Virginia are planning to take a bizarre — and utterly despicable — route to convict a teen on child pornography charges: forcing him to get a boner and taking photos of his erect penis.
A 17-year-old Manassas City teen was charged with two child pornography-related felonies after his 15-year-old girlfriend’s mother reported him for sexting, the Washington Post reports. Now, the teen, whose name was withheld by the Post, is facing a search warrant that would allow law enforcement officials to take him to a hospital, give him an erection-inducing needle, and photograph his penis. Read More
A new app for Android allows parents to set and control restrictions on their children’s phones and tablets from their own devices. Read More
Teen sexting is the source of much parental pearl-clutching, and between peer pressure and the rise of revenge porn, you can hardly blame them for worrying.
Unfortunately, a tone-deaf new app from the British charity Childline, which aims to help teens just say no to sexting, should be about as effective as replacing dance parties with Bible study. Read More