More on this topic for: If all parties involved were 18 or over, however, there is no crime whatsoever. The best way to avoid any problems is not to take the picture in the first place. Unfortunately, this means that, unless the Legislature amends the statute, any minor involved in sexting continues to be at risk of felony charges. Where's the real pressure coming from? Photos can't replace being together and talking about the things you both consider private and personal.
Because child pornography laws were not intended to address sexting, the legal consequences for teens engaging in sexting are truly bizarre.
Resources for administrators, teachers, parents, and students on racial justice and free speech. Skip to main content. If your boyfriend is a good guy, he'll have more respect for you when you stay true to your values. Once a picture's out there, you can't take it back. Or is it because your BF is more controlling about the relationship? If he cares for you, why put you in a situation that upsets you or makes you uncomfortable? People Power in Washington.