September 23, 2016

Augusta Free Press: Sexting headlines emphasize need for vigilance

'Sexual exploitation is a real and pose danger. No child is immune.'

Reports indicate Anthony Weiner has been knowingly sexting with a minor, a 15-year-old high school girl. While sexting may unfortunately be the new normal for youth and adults alike, adults sexting with minor children is a crime.  Weiner’s compulsive sexting behavior has already cost him his promising political career, his marriage, his family, and now, may result in criminal charges.

This latest story provides yet another teachable moment for parents to communicate with their children the negative consequences and dangers of sexting...

Donna Rice-Hughes, is president of Enough is Enough, a national bipartisan non-profit organization who has led the fight to make the Internet safer for children and families since 1994...

Read the Full Story