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.
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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