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Robert Martin, CISSP VP ISSA Raleigh NC Chapter
What is Sex+ng? A Newly minted word for sending or posting nude or semi-‐nude photos or videos
Why are People Sex+ng? Peer pressure ( 52%-‐Boys) (23%-‐Friend) Revenge after a breakup Blackmail Flirting Impulsive behavior Special present Joke Think it will remain private
Why are People Sex+ng? 82.2% said to get attention 66.3% said to be cool 59.4% said to be like the popular girls 54.8% said to find a boyfriend
Who are the Images Going to? 71% of teen girls and 67% of teen guys who have sent or posted sexually suggestive content say they have sent/posted this content to a boyfriend/girlfriend. 21% of teen girls and 39% of teen boys say they have sent such content to someone they wanted to date or hook up with. 15% of teens who have sent or posted nude/seminude images of themselves say they have done so to someone they only knew online.
Social Impact of Sex+ng Reduced School Attendance Cyber-‐bullying and Harassment Distrust of Relationships Emotionally Destructive
What is Cyber-‐bullying "Cyber-‐bullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor.
Cyber-‐Bulling Facts More than half of teens and young adults have been bullied online 10-‐20% of that number experience it regularly Over 25% of teens have been bullied over their cell phones Girls are more likely than boys to be involved in cyber-‐bulling Only 1 out of every 10 teens tell their parents that they are victims of cyber-‐bulling
Impact of Cyberbullying Reluctance to go to school and truancy, Headaches and stomach pains, Reduced appetite, Shame, anxiety, irritability, Aggression and depression.
Incidents Across America Michigan-‐ At least 1o students were suspended from High School for spreading a nude cell phone picture of a classmate. New York-‐ Police have charged a 16-‐year-‐old boy with allegedly enticing a 15-‐year-‐old girl to text him sexually explicit photos and a movie of herself that he then forwarded to his friends. Seattle-‐ Two cheerleaders were suspended recently when nude pictures of them spread through their school via cell phone.
Incidents Across America Texas-‐ A 13-‐year-‐old by was arrested on child pornography charges after he received a nude picture of an eighth-‐grade student on his cell phone. Utah-‐ A 16-‐year-‐old boy was charged with a felony for sending nude photos of himself over a cell phone to female classmates.
Incidents Across America Florida – Two teenage girls in Florida are facing criminal charges for a Facebook prank The girls created a “fake” Facebook account with the victims name. The girls added “doctored” photos of the victim to make it look as if she was engaged in sexually explicit acts New Jersey -‐ Two Rutgers college students are convicted of a hate-‐crimes and invasion of privacy The two college students carried out a plan to record their roommate in a sexual act As a result the roommate committed suicide
Cyberspace Truths Pictures that are taken on a cell phone are going to be available for 30-‐50 years. Pictures may be distributed all over the Internet
Consequences Limit a person s ability to get into college, join the military or get a job for the rest of his or her life. Short, medium and long term eﬀects: anxiety, depression, self-‐harm and even suicidal thoughts.
Legal Trouble If the person in a sexually explicit image is under 18 in the U.S., it s child pornography. Over age 18 and it s dissemination of pornography to a minor if it is sent to someone under age 18. For the teen under 18 years, if you take that nude picture, you are manufacturing it, if you send that nude picture you are distributing it. In at least 4 states, sexting kids are facing charges of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Legal Ramiﬁca+ons Probations Prison If convicted, you have to register as a sex oﬀender Required to register as a sex oﬀender for up to 10 years. Jail time up to and including life in prison. Possible if prosecuted as an adult. Possible if prosecuted when they reach 18 for things that took place when they were not of age.
How to deal with Sex+ng Immediately delete nude images. Do not assume anything you send or post is going to remain private. There is no changing your mind in cyberspace-‐ anything you send or post will never truly go away. Don t give into pressure Nothing is truly anonymous
How to deal with Cyber-‐bulling Save every message Never participate Identify the person doing it Approach them in person If the case is severe, press charges