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NJ Measure Would Combat Teen ‘Sexting’

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation aimed at curtailing “sexting” by New Jersey teens will go before a state Assembly panel this week.

The measure, part of a three-bill package, would help juveniles avoid criminal prosecution for sending sexually explicit photographs via their cell phones.

Instead, they would have to attend a program where they would learn about the potential state and federal legal consequences and penalties for sexting, which technically amounts to distribution of child pornography.

Participants also would learn its personal costs–including the effect on relationships, school life and the loss future employment opportunities.

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the measure Monday.

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