Lithwick: Teens, Nude Photos And The Law Summary

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Lithwick:Teens, Nude Photos and the Law

 In this article, published in Newsweek, the author explains the harsh possible outcomes from teenagers sending at the own free will nude photos of themselves to their mates or lovers. Something that the author defines as “sexting” epidemic and analyses how the law is 
treating offenders and victims. The author makes an obvious claim that the criminal-justice system is too harsh to solve any issues that deal with teens and technology because this issue is becoming more common and although he doesn’t examine different or alternative ways to solve the problem, personally I agree with him that the law should not interfere with such juvenile cases because being exposed to others instead of the person it was intended for is punishment enough.
 In the article, the author brings personal stories which highlight three…show more content…
He uses logic to set up the article and by posing the analogy “We seem to forget that kids can be as tech-savvy as Bill Gates but as gullible as Bambi,” he introduces a dimension of reasoning to shows that we live in an age of technology and that the child pornography laws are defeated when they are being used to prosecute teens instead of protecting them. The authors tone is strong and opinionated when he includes that “judges and prosecutors need to understand that a lifetime of cyber humiliation shouldn’t be ground for a lifelong real criminal record.”
 The article concludes with he is opinion on how the situation should be handled, by suggesting that parents should be the one to remind their teens of the potential risks of this trending epidemic. He bluntly mentions that “the criminal-justice system is too harsh of an instrument to resolve a problem that reflects more about the volatile combination of teens and technology than about some national cybercrime

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