Barristers Edward Fitzgerald QC and Peter Girvan, representing the teenager, claim it was done in revenge and likened it to a method of child abuse.They contended that Facebook had the power to block any republication by using a DNA process to identify the image.
She didn't ("I drew a picture and was like, ' Here they are!
D., a psychologist in Los Angeles who has worked with many clients who have gotten into trouble for texting explicit photos and videos.
"Teenagers tend to think they're invincible: ' That won't happen to me,' ' No one will ever find me,' ' It's just a picture,' et cetera." Morgan, a sixteen-year-old in Rhode Island, says, "I think kids are aware they can get in trouble, but no one ever thinks they'll get caught."The pressure to sext—even when the social and legal consequences can be so catastrophic—can sometimes compel even the most reluctant of participants.
Sexually explicit images of under-eighteen-year-olds are considered child pornography; depending on the state's laws, district attorneys may prosecute anyone who's gotten hold of such a picture, from the subject and photographer to the distributors and recipients.
Recently, in Cincinnati, when a teenage girl killed herself after a sext she'd sent to her boyfriend went public, her parents sued the boy for invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress.