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Rise in Juvenile Sexting Spurs Calls for New Strategies


A man holds a smart phone with the icons for the social networking apps Facebook, Instagram and Twitter seen on the screen in Moscow on March 23, 2018.
A public apology by Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, on March 22, 2018 failed to quell outrage over the hijacking of personal data from millions of people, as critics demanded the social media giant go much further to protect privacy. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

The justice system is moving away from charging young people with sexting offenses. Attorneys and advocates say it’s a good move, but warn education and counseling is even more critical as the rise in teen cellphone use coincides with an increase in the practice . . .

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