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North Texas Court Dismisses Case Against ‘Sexting’ Teacher

Most people believe the exchange of sexually explicit text messages between a teacher and student should not be happening and is probably against the law. But a North Texas court has ruled that some ‘sexting’ is actually free speech and protected by the law.

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2014

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DA Drops Teacher ‘Sexting’ Case, Cites Ruling

Prosecutors have dropped a case against a teacher accused of exchanging sexually explicit texts with a 13-year-old student, alleging that an appeals court ruling found them to be protected speech.

02/25/2014

June 16: Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress after accidentally posting a semi-nude photo of himself on Twitter. At first the Congressman denied it, blaming it on hackers. However, later on he admitted that it was him and that he had several online relationships with women. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Name Generator Gains Popularity From Anthony Weiner Scandal

Since the latest news of Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal broke, Slate.com has posted a name generator that will allow anyone to type in their first and last name to generate their own personal pseudonym.

07/24/2013

A couple embrace as they take a photograph of themselves. (credit: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images)

Software Can Warn Parents If Kids Are Sexting

New software can identify human skin and body parts, which can be installed on social media sites and mobile phones to immediately let parents know if kids are sexting.

CBS 11–11/15/2012

A couple embrace as they take a photograph of themselves. (credit: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds 1 In 4 Teens Admit To Sexting

According to a new study, one-fourth of teens admitted to having sent a sext, and 76.2 percent of teens who were asked to send a sext admitted to having had sexual intercourse.

07/03/2012

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Texas Senate Votes For Teen Sexting Misdemeanor

The Texas Senate has voted to allow prosecutors to charge “sexting” teens with a misdemeanor.

04/14/2011

A couple embrace as they take a photograph of themselves. (credit: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images)

State Legislation Aims To Better Prosecute ‘Sexting’

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is throwing his support behind a bill filed aimed at stopping sexting. Right now the only way to prosecute teens for sexting is under existing child pornography laws.

KRLD–02/07/2011

Sybil’s Stuff: Deanna Favre

Brett Favre’s wife, Deanna, is promoting her new book on morning talk shows. How does she handle hearing about the alleged sexting and affairs?

105.3 The Fan–10/21/2010