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(Slate)   Small town fights sexting scandal with common sense, which makes it pretty hard to come up with a really good Fark headline   (slate.com) divider line 30
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2014-04-15 05:20:33 PM  
Louisa is opting to deal with the situation in its schools, bringing in experts

Shouldn't those be "sexperts"?
 
2014-04-15 06:09:36 PM  
But ALL sexting is bad, m'kay?
 
2014-04-15 06:09:43 PM  
Are they going to show them 70's era educational films? Maybe show how sexting leads to drugs and pregnancy. How they'll end up living under a bridge if they keep it up.
 
2014-04-15 06:14:11 PM  
None the less, the next prosecutor will still be free to arrest kids out of school for child porn of themselves. This is what "wide discretion" means.
 
2014-04-15 06:14:59 PM  
Educate them as to what? How best to make sexytime over a text message? JFC, what's the issue here?
 
2014-04-15 06:17:19 PM  
My frontal lobe is fully developed.

/EIP
 
2014-04-15 06:18:12 PM  
Common sense, why you on fark?
 
2014-04-15 06:19:08 PM  
Primary these weak willed liberal RINOs! Zero tolerance! Primary them aaaaalllllll!
 
2014-04-15 06:23:37 PM  
That's never stopped Subby before.
 
2014-04-15 06:26:15 PM  
NoahFenze
Common sense, why you on fark?


I've a feeling the article's author is short on it, so at least for me the end result is pretty neutral.
 
2014-04-15 06:26:59 PM  
It's great that Louisa refuses to turn all sexters into criminals. But I'm not sure its educational approach is the right one. By telling girls that they're responsible for boys who share their photos without their consent, the schools may end up blaming real victims.

Bullshiat.  People are responsible for sending other people their personal information.  If I leave my bike unchained at the movie theater, it's going to get stolen.  Sure, the person who commits the offense is a bad person, but that doesn't mean I'm not at fault for the situation in the first place.  Teach people personal responsibility first, and these problems don't happen later.
 
2014-04-15 06:38:52 PM  

bhcompy: It's great that Louisa refuses to turn all sexters into criminals. But I'm not sure its educational approach is the right one. By telling girls that they're responsible for boys who share their photos without their consent, the schools may end up blaming real victims.

Bullshiat.  People are responsible for sending other people their personal information.  If I leave my bike unchained at the movie theater, it's going to get stolen.  Sure, the person who commits the offense is a bad person, but that doesn't mean I'm not at fault for the situation in the first place.  Teach people personal responsibility first, and these problems don't happen later.


I took "real victims" to mean Jimmy McPerverson sneaks into the girls locker room and snaps non consensual pics that end up all over the school.

I hoped that's what she meant anyway. Because I tell my kids that whatever they post or send electronically, pics or words, better be something they'd be comfortable seeing on a billboard in the center of town (or better yet, their grandparents' town) because it might as well be.
 
2014-04-15 06:49:18 PM  
well yeah, they're mostly republicans
 
2014-04-15 06:59:50 PM  

bhcompy: Bullshiat. People are responsible for sending other people their personal information. If I leave my bike unchained at the movie theater, it's going to get stolen. Sure, the person who commits the offense is a bad person, but that doesn't mean I'm not at fault for the situation in the first place. Teach people personal responsibility first, and these problems don't happen later.


and also, boys are going to pass the pictures around. the entire opening vignette was to illustrate this fact. If the end goal here is to stop the behavior, they need to educate the girls not to do it, because they may actually have the developmental immunity to understand the long term ramifications of their actions. the boys, by and large, will not.
 
Biv
2014-04-15 07:06:34 PM  
Is there a version of this story without her idiot babble?
 
2014-04-15 07:09:21 PM  
Too much Slate
 
2014-04-15 07:11:11 PM  

codigo: Are they going to show them 70's era educational films? Maybe show how sexting leads to drugs and pregnancy. How they'll end up living under a bridge if they keep it up.


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2014-04-15 07:14:12 PM  

bhcompy: It's great that Louisa refuses to turn all sexters into criminals. But I'm not sure its educational approach is the right one. By telling girls that they're responsible for boys who share their photos without their consent, the schools may end up blaming real victims.

Bullshiat.  People are responsible for sending other people their personal information.  If I leave my bike unchained at the movie theater, it's going to get stolen.  Sure, the person who commits the offense is a bad person, but that doesn't mean I'm not at fault for the situation in the first place.  Teach people personal responsibility first, and these problems don't happen later.


The problem she's pointing out is that they're spending a lot more time and effort educating girls on protecting their own interests than they are on educating boys to do the right thing. Both of these things should be taught in at least equal amounts.
 
2014-04-15 08:00:40 PM  
the_vicious_fez
bhcompy:
It's great that Louisa refuses to turn all sexters into criminals. But I'm not sure its educational approach is the right one. By telling girls that they're responsible for boys who share their photos without their consent, the schools may end up blaming real victims.

Bullshiat. People are responsible for sending other people their personal information. If I leave my bike unchained at the movie theater, it's going to get stolen. Sure, the person who commits the offense is a bad person, but that doesn't mean I'm not at fault for the situation in the first place. Teach people personal responsibility first, and these problems don't happen later.

The problem she's pointing out is that they're spending a lot more time and effort educating girls on protecting their own interests than they are on educating boys to do the right thing. Both of these things should be taught in at least equal amounts.


While problems the author completely ignores are:
* digital data can easily end up on the net without the sender or recipient intending it; ask e.g. Scarlett Johansson or the NSA.
From the information security point of view, not storing data in the first place always beats attempts to secure said data against leaks
( *insert something about the efficiency of teaching the horses to respect the opened barn doors*)
* just because in this case the local sheriff's office has said they won't be prosecuting some of them as sex offenders doesn't mean law enforcement in the next county over would do the same thing; in fact, the education-instead-of-punishment approach seems unusual enough to the author to make it worth an article
* assuming the students are underage, maybe bringing the recipient into possession of the child porn the sender just produced and distributed isn't doing the right thing either, even if the recipient is begging for it
* alternatively to the underage thing, think of flooding someone's inbox with UWIE. I'm too lazy to get back to check if getting the consent of the recipient was mentioned at all, much less in equal amounts
 
2014-04-15 08:11:03 PM  

the_vicious_fez: bhcompy: It's great that Louisa refuses to turn all sexters into criminals. But I'm not sure its educational approach is the right one. By telling girls that they're responsible for boys who share their photos without their consent, the schools may end up blaming real victims.

Bullshiat.  People are responsible for sending other people their personal information.  If I leave my bike unchained at the movie theater, it's going to get stolen.  Sure, the person who commits the offense is a bad person, but that doesn't mean I'm not at fault for the situation in the first place.  Teach people personal responsibility first, and these problems don't happen later.

The problem she's pointing out is that they're spending a lot more time and effort educating girls on protecting their own interests than they are on educating boys to do the right thing. Both of these things should be taught in at least equal amounts.


Sure, you teach, but from a psychological point of view you make assumptions, as mentioned in the article.  The easiest way to prevent the spread of something is to attack the source, not treat the symptom
 
2014-04-15 08:54:26 PM  

the_vicious_fez: bhcompy: It's great that Louisa refuses to turn all sexters into criminals. But I'm not sure its educational approach is the right one. By telling girls that they're responsible for boys who share their photos without their consent, the schools may end up blaming real victims.

Bullshiat.  People are responsible for sending other people their personal information.  If I leave my bike unchained at the movie theater, it's going to get stolen.  Sure, the person who commits the offense is a bad person, but that doesn't mean I'm not at fault for the situation in the first place.  Teach people personal responsibility first, and these problems don't happen later.

The problem she's pointing out is that they're spending a lot more time and effort educating girls on protecting their own interests than they are on educating boys to do the right thing. Both of these things should be taught in at least equal amounts.


Limited time and limited money.  But sure, let's do your retarded idea and take half of the money and use it unproductively.
 
2014-04-15 10:21:57 PM  
This is a model of rational behavior for the rest of the country.

As such, these people will certainly be out of a job before the All-Star break.
 
2014-04-15 10:35:32 PM  

the_vicious_fez: bhcompy: It's great that Louisa refuses to turn all sexters into criminals. But I'm not sure its educational approach is the right one. By telling girls that they're responsible for boys who share their photos without their consent, the schools may end up blaming real victims.

Bullshiat.  People are responsible for sending other people their personal information.  If I leave my bike unchained at the movie theater, it's going to get stolen.  Sure, the person who commits the offense is a bad person, but that doesn't mean I'm not at fault for the situation in the first place.  Teach people personal responsibility first, and these problems don't happen later.

The problem she's pointing out is that they're spending a lot more time and effort educating girls on protecting their own interests than they are on educating boys to do the right thing. Both of these things should be taught in at least equal amounts.


So, Title 9?
 
2014-04-15 11:22:40 PM  
They really cant prosecute teens for sexting because if they arrest the boys involved for having child porn, they have to arrest the girls involved  for manufacture of child porn. No one would stand for young girls being arrested on those kind of charges.
 
2014-04-16 12:14:53 AM  
Aww, subby you were halfway there. You could've said they offered proof that it wasn't a large town.
 
2014-04-16 12:57:55 AM  
i dont believe this story

i mean really - people acting like adults and attempting to explain rather than just punish
thats just not real to me

would be good tho if real

(in a backwards way - complimenting these folks (if i wasnt clear))
 
2014-04-16 02:41:17 AM  
It's sort of a sideways shame approach.  Girls, you don't want these boys to embarass you.  Boys, you see these girls silently judging you as high and middle school girls do best?  You don't want that.
 
2014-04-16 08:59:15 AM  
It would appear I was born about two decades too early.

/who am I kidding, I still wouldn't have gotten any
 
2014-04-16 09:02:02 AM  
Electrogonorrhea: the noisy killer

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2014-04-16 05:35:57 PM  
Why do anything at all? The pictures are going to create an issue to be delt with or they are not. Deal with the issue instead of creating an issue for everyone.
 
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