LA students to get education about sexting this fall

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Posted: Jul 07, 2015 3:46 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sext ed will be part of the curriculum for Los Angeles students this fall.

The LA Unified School District will roll out a broad plan to educate students on the dangers of sharing sexually explicit photos via texting and the Internet.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1S5KeMj) reports Tuesday that schools will get video, lesson plans and handouts for students.

District Police Chief Steven Zipperman says the campaign will teach students about violations of child pornography and obscenity laws that can come with sexting along with the personal consequences.

Zipperman says the district primarily wants students to think before hitting "send."

Jeff Temple, a Texas professor who has co-authored a sexting study, says he hopes the curriculum gives facts without exaggerating the risks of sexting, and emphasizes the importance of consent.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/