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And legal -- I thank you very much chasing his sex an important story for parents to be on top OK the latest incidents that involved teenagers sharing naked pictures of themselves.
Via cell phone -- a this time it's in Connecticut 812 year old girl has been arrested folks police say that she distributed naked photo former classmates to all of her fellow students.
Last year remember listening castle rock Colorado eighteen middle schoolers were caught.
Sending around nude photos of themselves and cases like this are popping up in New Jersey New York Alabama Utah.
Pennsylvania and Texas so everybody needs to know that this is going on and parents need to be on top of it joining us in the studio John Q Kelly.
Former prosecutor Mercedes Colwin fox is legal analyst and got to keep -- at -- -- contributor and psychiatrist did actor can somebody first that you know what when I was twelve I was you know afraid to like change my clothes in the gym -- in front of -- -- okay is that -- that age when you feel uncomfortable about yourself -- so what what's not that he's closer comfortable sending naked pictures of themselves to people.
I think a lot of things are going on one is it twelve now is not twelve then.
It'd status post you know Jamie Lynn spears and Miley Cyrus the sexual arising of young teens is off and running in this country.
Secondly this is a deep personalizing event right when you send -- by technology it's almost as though.
You were not doing it these same girls by the way could have -- she's moving in the locker room but when you hit a button.
You take pictures of you hit about these distributed to name was faceless others it's almost it feels anonymously thing.
It isn't it's a scary everything it that you're talking about a Mercedes.
-- to understand that there are legal ramifications for the fiscal was arrested.
For this I I think it's outrageous -- I mean talk to the parent brings children in the other thing don't understand that there are ramifications -- criminalizing these issues and granted darker lost to this but where is that the -- -- -- -- really understand what the ramifications are for the behavior.
Frankly the -- duration of the moral compass off these children to begin with wouldn't CNN -- what do they see on television they -- sex they see you had to -- they had an example of this -- scare their kids doing that's and that that might be subtle but one that insists scapegoating this child.
When these kids -- because it's not just her it's her friends as well and educate them they're scared straight programs that a lot of the police departments -- local authorities can come and educate them educate the parents and really bring this and it's not about putting this little girl in jail but that's what they're going to end up doing I'll be struck so.
You know it the charges are usually somewhere in the area distributing pornography right and determining child pornography.
Which is an even bigger well.
I don't agree personal with Mercedes -- can't arrest twelve year old when this is unfortunately very widespread what you have to do -- go back to the source.
If there's other twelve year old didn't post -- photo on the Internet.
I just wanted to started everybody has to understand these kids have to understand the once you post anything and the Internet it's fair game you can't rely on her friend to keep it secret.
You can't rely on five people would keep your photo private your boyfriend your ex boyfriend.
Yeah did you have a residence and you just talked about the second level which is you know you have to understand the Internet.
And you can't just to be stuck there the first level and really the more disturbing level -- -- -- It's the fact that you shared with me that you talk to kids and parents about this some of the parents.
Parents I think.
What she listened to her friend.
Absolute right said that the levels of intervention parental the are broken yet rights you know look at this is an innocent thing was just sent to her boyfriend he only gave it to friends if.
If my arm and naked picture of herself to her boyfriend at age twelve I have a twelve year old daughter.
Would be you know she she don't worry about that good.
I don't know how -- you don't have to worry about dealing with me.
Correct but here's the thing you're twelve year old daughter think thankfully.
Hasn't internal self.
To guide her there are some twelve girls out there who feel they have nothing but their bodies and their sexuality to broker and they're off and running and doing that.
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