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Sexting in Jersey

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b/c reason is a family website

The New Jersey legislature is considering a couple of bills which would allow teens to send dirty pics to each other without winding up in jail.

If only every article started with this phrase:

Recognizing that teenagers who e-mail nude or sexually suggestive photos of themselves to friends aren't really child pornographers…

The bills make exceptions to harsh child porn laws when the people producing, distributing, and/or consuming the pics are minors, while shoehorning in (likely useless) anti-sexting education measures designed to make adults feel less icky about the whole situation.

Don't forget to check out Reason's article about kids who got seriously screwed by taking their innocent quest to get screwed online.