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Teen sexting is a real problem we have doctor dale archer joining us is clinical psychiatrist.
You know we've done stories on this where we actually covered it and a situation where at the teen has -- descending -- a sexy text message -- picture.
To somebody else where they've actually ended up killing themselves committing suicide it's caused so much strike.
There's one particular story.
That is just it shocking a little girl send a -- -- a little boyfriend.
They break up and all hell breaks loose side.
Well Jesse -- hope we're told that -- it's become more more -- and you know I think one of the problems as how do we define sex what is.
Because it at first it was just sending sexy tax which.
Not good but it's not going to be devastated but once you start sending naked pictures -- especially -- yourself.
And in the particular case you're talking about naked pictures of -- her boyfriend they break up.
He then sends it to his entire phone book directory.
And the next thing you know she's being considered a slut she's being told that oh you know you would have a girl you her self esteem has battered and it leads to a suicide.
So it's gone from bill writing -- to the pictures and it's having devastating consequence.
And -- there are laws that have been enacted but these laws can be a -- content they are a bit controversial in the law should be controversial because if you.
You have that hey say 015 year old girl isn't the naked picture from an eighteen year old guy -- -- turns around and forwards that.
Well is he a sexual offender in some states he would have to register as a sexual offender for life perhaps -- go to prison for that is that the same as someone who assaults a child.
In real life.
Of course it's not so there need to be lost it needs to be -- drugs.
But all we have right now.
Are the child sexual offender laws that are on the books so clearly we need a new class of laws to be able to address -- it ever again we always say this -- like the wild wild west I mean all the things that we never even dreamed about happening ten years ago.
Yes I've become a part of our lexicon.
It's obviously important that parents.
Have discussions with their kids help desk right you know and it didn't -- the days -- sort of -- -- -- -- other kids don't you know get -- anything crazy.
Right -- we've got FaceBook.
MySpace to Twitter -- -- its social media has taken over -- has provided so many opportunities.
For -- vulnerability when these kids feel it and.
You know -- from a couple of years ago 30% of parents didn't even know what sexting was.
So I would hope that that would be higher now but how can you protect your kids about it if you don't even know what it is and don't even know that it's going on.
A recent studies at less than one in -- parents thought their kids would ever be doing that yet among the kids over 20% admitted.
Do having done so it's a huge problem the parents don't know.
The school system really is in denial also and the laws are antiquated I mean the whole system needs to be revamped.
To address this electronic.
Phenomenon that's now is -- -- going on.
I another another story I mean we we heard about this -- we hear about this all the time actually these these -- teachers that abuse these students and I mean it's and it's not that the stories happening warm warm warm -- Kayla turn I was sort of be over yet not only -- -- happening all the time.
Right I have -- -- out and I was at a San Diego who of course had been alleged to have about his children gagged it is the children in his class.
Put bugs on -- actually forbade them and taken.
Semen and bake into cookies and -- -- -- -- guessing it it.
You wonder how can this -- -- in a classroom.
Isn't good teacher and it took place during classroom hours so it isn't.
Administrators are scared to -- you know take to jump in and stop these teachers because of -- union you know that the strength of the union defended well I.
I think that particular case the kids were scared and they didn't tell anyone of course wants Warren -- started talking and -- all -- exploded Abbott.
He made it sound like -- -- -- were having fun already did you tie you up for a big dagger in the rest of the class will be watching so he made it sound like a gang of course the kids didn't know and he told -- you can't tell anybody so finally came around but of course there's no supervision.
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