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Sexting: Social, emotional trauma – legal, educational, career consequences

February 15, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

teen w cellTeens and Sexting
Like other online content, these texts and images do not go away.

There are legal consequences, and youth are vulnerable.
There are emotional, educational and long-term career consequences.
There is enormous trauma for adolescents whose privacy is violated as messages are passed along, and the developmental trauma complicates psychological, social and academic/career difficulties.

The issues are complex, the images are permanent, and the consequences are real.
Research and concerns began to emerge in 2009 as the media started to highlight long-term consequences. In legal cases, possible consequences include youth being charged with production or distribution of child pornography.




Join us for this important program:

  • Jonathan Gilman and the Looking In Theater – Hartford Academy for the Arts youth actors
  • Julian Ford, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Law, UConn Health
  • Attorney Leon Smith, Director, Racial Justice Project, Center for Children’s Advocacy

To Register: TLouie@kidscounsel.org

February 15
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bonnie Berk
UConn School of Law
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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