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What’s new in Censorship News

Get news in your inbox. Submit your email address to receive Censorship News delivered straight to you. You’ll get a pdf of the print version of Censorship News as well as regular updates on censorship issues. In this issue of … Continue reading

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Revisiting Shelby Knox’s Fight Against Abstinence-only Education – A Review and an Update

I recently had the chance to watch The Education of Shelby Knox, a documentary chronicling a high school student’s campaign to bring alternatives to abstinence-only education to her school in Lubbock, Texas.  A lot happens in eight years. Shelby has since … Continue reading

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Vermont Looks to Decriminalize Teen Sexting

The Vermont Legislature hopes to tackle the problem of teens facing criminal charges for sexting. The Senate has endorsed a proposal for a bill that would carve out a sexting exception in child pornography laws.   Under this proposed law, people … Continue reading

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Sexting Roundup: The Anxiety Surrounding Teens Sharing Naked Pictures of Themselves Continues to Make News

Ohio lawmaker wants to make sexting a misdemeanor Last week, the Columbus Dispatch reported that Ohio State Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) plans to introduce a bill in the Ohio state legislature which would make the creation, exchange, and possession of … Continue reading

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Update: Judge Agrees with Teens in Pennsylvania Sexting Case

A victory for free expression! Last week, three Pennsylvania high school students and their families brought suit against a Wyoming County prosecutor over allegations of First Amendment violations. Yesterday, a U.S. District judge sided with the teens, and issued a … Continue reading

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The Right to “Sext”: Sending Nude Photos of Oneself is a Right

Another legal action over the practice of sexting has emerged. Only this time it is the alleged “sexters” who are suing state prosecutors on the grounds that criminalizing sexting infringes on their First Amendment rights. Last month, three high school … Continue reading

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Dan Savage on “Sexting”

In episode 124 of his sex-advice podcast, Dan Savage weighs in on “sexting.” An excerpt: … I just want to say a quick word about “sexting” which is the craze sweeping the nation. [Young people are] occasionally being arrested and … Continue reading

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