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Old 06-19-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I don't have children and haven't been a child for a long time so if this question sounds basic, please forgive me.

How would a school find out you're sexting outside the classroom?

"Schools now want to punish students caught "sexting" -- no matter where they do it. The Department of Education wants to ban both cyber bullying and sexting in New York City's public schools at all times, even outside of school hours."

NYC Going After Teen 'Sexting' -- In The Home - wcbstv.com (http://wcbstv.com/local/sexting.nyc.sexting.2.1760507.html - broken link)

I get both sides of this sexting issue. Really, I do. I'm more interested in how the school finds out what you do on your phone outside of the school. Do the parents of the recipient report it to the police and then the police takes some kind of criminal action against the sender and also report it to the school? Or, do the parents of the recipient go straight to the school with it? Or do the parents of the recipient report it to the service provider and the service provider reports it to the police who then advise the school? Is there some kind of criminal charge against the sender regardless of school involvement? Can you block text messages on your phone like you can block spam on a computer?
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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How in the world can they punish a child for something they did outside, or not relating to, school?
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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How in the world can they punish a child for something they did outside, or not relating to, school?
The Government is . . everywhere!
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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How would a school find out you're sexting outside the classroom?
Good question.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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The Government is . . everywhere!
Its really spooky how far their tentacles reach.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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I don't have children and haven't been a child for a long time so if this question sounds basic, please forgive me.

How would a school find out you're sexting outside the classroom?
Prolly water-boarded snitches.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It seems like almost every thread in this forum is about conservatives turning this country into a rigidly controlled dictatorship.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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The more I think on this, the more I suspect a human hand. Yes the government could pretty much have its will with your internet, cellphone, landline, etc... communications but more often than not, its people who are the weakest link.

I wouldn't be surprised in this case if it wasn't a friend of a friend sort of thing who had an ax to grind. I highly doubt there is any nefarious part on the government or the school to uncover a teenagers text messages. If this were the case, then out entire country is doom if we don't have better things to do.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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Prolly water-boarded snitches.
Followed by your basic set-up sting operations. En-trapadation.

Snaring foul?

Sexting protection system?

IT forensics in every school? Call it Peer 51?

Hope they get a jury of their peers. Not the peering kind, though.

Sneering seers, prolly.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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The Government is . . everywhere!
It's all so horrible, I sure miss Bush!


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The more I think on this, the more I suspect a human hand.
Well there goes my masturbation joke, right out the window...maybe another time.
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