What are kids thinking these days? Better than that, what is society thinking in that it is ok to bombard kids with sex at a young age and not think that it will not desensitize them.
Do children, pre-teens and teens not understand that distributing naked pics of classmates and themselves is child pornography? Obviously not as a 12 year old middle school girl was charged with the distribution of a classmate in Westport, CT. The girl, whom police did not identify because she is a juvenile, was charged with second-degree breach of peace, which includes distributing “offensive, indecent or abusive material concerning any person.”
A 12-year-old Westport girl has been charged with distributing a nude photo of a classmate to fellow students.
The investigation began on May 12 when the incident was reported to Westport police after word circulated throughout Coleytown Middle School that a nude snapshot was taken during a video chat and distributed to others.
The girl is being referred to Juvenile Court in Norwalk on a charge of second-degree breach of peace, which involves the distribution of offensive and indecent material. Her name is not being released because of her age.
The arrest comes amid growing worries among parents about teenagers snapping naked pictures of themselves on their cell phones and sending them to their boyfriends and girlfriends.
If one ever needs to know why this type of stuff goes on with teens and preteens, one only needs to look at the excuses provided. Some how, the 12 year old is innocent because she was singled out. Because others did not get charged, that makes this specific 12 year old innocent. Brilliant!!! What more should we expect from a defense attorney.
“This is a 12-year-old girl who was unfairly singled out here,” said the girl’s attorney, Mark Sherman. “She wasn’t the only one to send e-mails out here.”
Here are some rather important words that parents should read and take to heart when it comes to their kids. It is your job parents to properly raise Buffy and Skippy in the right way with values.
Psychologist Dr. David Greenfield said teenagers share racy images of themselves and other kids because they can.
“Kids have always played pranks, but what’s happened is we’ve desensitized the sexual act and the experience and exposure to sexual acts,” he said. “Plus with the digital technology, it’s easy for them to have access and transmit this information.”
Greenfield said the high-tech pranks are devastating for victims and a wake-up call for parents.