Orracle and Family

Orracle and Family

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sexting

I thought of using the title just to get Al's attention. God knows it has been long enough since I last posted. I have NO good reason for that. I have been busy - but we're all busy. I have even had some things jump into my head that I really wanted to post about. Since January, I have had some more management changes at work (not that I'd post anything publicly about that...), I have taken a vacation to Puerto Rico and business travel has heated up again.

The title is real though. I heard the story where a Florida lawmaker is trying to pass the law to hold any underage person that sends a naked photo of themselves to felony level punishment.

Now, as a parent, I really don't want my kids sending naked pics of themselves anywhere. Let's just be clear about that.

Let's go back 30+ years. Did you ever "play Dr."? Did you ever "show me yours and I'll show you mine"? Some of us did, some of us did not. Was that felonious behaviour or just natural to be curious?

Go back less years....maybe you were 15, 16 or 17 when you lost your virginity. Did you blindfold each other so as to not see a minor naked? If you accidentally did see the other person naked, is that a felony? Should you turn yourself in today?

My point is pretty obvious. This is just technology being used to do what we've done all along. Again, it is not the best situation but I am not trying to suggest we should all have our kids exposing themselves. I am saying that I don't think this is a felony.

Obvious rules apply - if an adult requests it from a minor or collects them from minors - well that falls under the same rules as internet junk - and I support that. But on a level playing field - teen to teen - it is just long-distance "Doctor". Frankly, it is safer than the back seat of a car or in someone's bedroom!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd stopped checking every day. Negative reinforcement, you know. :)

I should go on record (since my daughter reads this) that:

1) I never played Doctor.

2) I never showed mine and if she tried to show her's I looked away.

3) I was 25 when I lost my virginity. Stormy was conceived that night. I have not had sex since.

Despite my deprieved life (unlike your depraved life) I agree 100%.

TLA

Stormy said...

I can call bullshit on at least one of these.

Anonymous said...

Okay, it took a couple times to conceive. :)

TLA

Anonymous said...

Okay, I admit, it took a couple tries to conceive.

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