The distribution of sexually explicit images is becoming an increasingly prevalent behavior among teens. Legislation filed by Representative Roy and Lt. Governor Polito helps to protect children from the harmful effects of transmission of explicit images by modernizing the laws to reflect the realities of cyber-bullying.
The legislation provides additional tools for law enforcement along with educational programming that brings a coordinated effort and holistic approach to address this behavior among teens. Simultaneously, the legislation seeks to close a loophole in current law by creating penalties for adults who distribute sexually explicit images for the purpose of revenge or embarrassment.
First filed in 2017, Sexually Explicit Images legislation has bipartisan support and if passed will join states from over half the country that have enacted similar legislation to protect their young citizens.
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Sexually Explicit Images Legislation at FHS - Apr 29