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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2011
Washington County does not have a dedicated program for dealing with juveniles involved in sexting, but an Ohio county has created a program that requires children to surrender their cell phones, to perform community service and to receive education on the legal consequences. “We found, obviously, that the person who sent the picture ... is just as culpable” as the person receiving the image, said Mathias H. Heck Jr., prosecuting attorney for Montgomery County, Ohio, and past president of the National Children’s Alliance.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2011
About a dozen cases of juveniles sexting — a crime in which a young person can be both victim and perpetrator — have been investigated in Washington County in the past three years. While only a couple of cases of sexting — disseminating nude or pornographic images on cell phones — have resulted in teenagers going through the juvenile justice system, it is a crime that can come back to haunt them years later, said Detective Shane Blankenship of the Hagerstown Police Department.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 18, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- The Chambersburg Area School District opened a series of sexting seminars Friday afternoon with a live broadcast to its senior high school students. Sexting, the act of sending or receiving nude or semi-nude photos on electronic devices, became a problem for the school district in September when a sexting ring was uncovered when it nearly caused a fight between high school students. The district has taken a proactive approach to dealing with sexting that is centered on education, said Brett Hill, director of district security.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 6, 2009
o Most Franklin Co. schools have not had sexting issues CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg Borough Police and school officials facing a rash of "sexting" incidents called a news conference Tuesday to share information about how parents can protect their children's welfare. First, parents should look at their children's computers and cell phones in search of sexually explicit images. If found, they should be reported to police, officials said. When conducting an investigation and filing charges, the Franklin County District Attorney's Office will be more inclined to cooperate with students and families who are forthcoming about sexting, Assistant District Attorney Bret Beynon said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 6, 2009
o Press conference warns about dangers of 'sexting' WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- While Chambersburg Area School District administrators are immersed in a student sexting investigation, other Franklin County school officials say they haven't encountered explicit messages this academic year. "It's not been as widespread a problem here," said Ed Rife, principal of Greencastle-Antrim High School. In the past few years, Greencastle-Antrim experienced a couple of incidents with sexually explicit images of teenagers being transmitted, however, Rife said none have been reported this academic year.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 26, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- No charges will be filed in a "sexting" investigation involving about 40 students at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Chambersburg borough police announced Monday. About 30 photos of girls "in varying stage of undress" circulated via cell phone and computer, police said in a news release. Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold declined to provide additional comments on why charges will not be filed and referred further questions to the district attorney's office.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 30, 2009
Gone are the days of sons and daughters hogging the house phone as they chat for hours with BFFs and The One. Thanks to technology, this phenomenon happens in seconds - just as long it takes to hit the "send" button on a cell phone. At a time when some parents are just catching on to text message-ese, and are vetting whether their children need more human-to-human socialization or whether they'll understand y u cnt type evthng lk ths, moms and dads now have one more thing to worry about: sexting.
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October 8, 2009
North High band director loses job Board OKs Eastern Primary construction Council turns down loan requests for eatery, showroom Teacher recognized for making days better Parents warned about dangers of 'sexting'
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 26, 2009
What is it? Sexting is taking and sending sexually explicit pictures with electronic devices like cell phones. WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The message was clear: Teenagers don't think about the consequences when they engage in destructive and often criminal behaviors. Pennsylvania State Police trooper Ed Asbury, Waynesboro School Resource Officer Travis Carbaugh and Kevin Sanders from Waynesboro Hospital addressed a crowd of community leaders Tuesday regarding issues involving teenagers.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
Legislation gaining momentum this week in the Pennsylvania General Assembly takes steps to protect young people from harmful activities with social media, the Internet and mobile devices. One of the bills awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett's signature would establish misdemeanor or summary offenses for minors who transmit nude or sexually explicit images of themselves or other youths - a practice known as sexting. Another bill further addresses “cyberbullying” that causes emotional distress for a young person via electronic communication.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2011
About a dozen cases of juveniles sexting — a crime in which a young person can be both victim and perpetrator — have been investigated in Washington County in the past three years. While only a couple of cases of sexting — disseminating nude or pornographic images on cell phones — have resulted in teenagers going through the juvenile justice system, it is a crime that can come back to haunt them years later, said Detective Shane Blankenship of the Hagerstown Police Department.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2011
Washington County does not have a dedicated program for dealing with juveniles involved in sexting, but an Ohio county has created a program that requires children to surrender their cell phones, to perform community service and to receive education on the legal consequences. “We found, obviously, that the person who sent the picture ... is just as culpable” as the person receiving the image, said Mathias H. Heck Jr., prosecuting attorney for Montgomery County, Ohio, and past president of the National Children’s Alliance.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 18, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- The Chambersburg Area School District opened a series of sexting seminars Friday afternoon with a live broadcast to its senior high school students. Sexting, the act of sending or receiving nude or semi-nude photos on electronic devices, became a problem for the school district in September when a sexting ring was uncovered when it nearly caused a fight between high school students. The district has taken a proactive approach to dealing with sexting that is centered on education, said Brett Hill, director of district security.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 26, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- No charges will be filed in a "sexting" investigation involving about 40 students at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Chambersburg borough police announced Monday. About 30 photos of girls "in varying stage of undress" circulated via cell phone and computer, police said in a news release. Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold declined to provide additional comments on why charges will not be filed and referred further questions to the district attorney's office.
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October 11, 2009
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October 8, 2009
North High band director loses job Board OKs Eastern Primary construction Council turns down loan requests for eatery, showroom Teacher recognized for making days better Parents warned about dangers of 'sexting'
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 6, 2009
o Most Franklin Co. schools have not had sexting issues CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg Borough Police and school officials facing a rash of "sexting" incidents called a news conference Tuesday to share information about how parents can protect their children's welfare. First, parents should look at their children's computers and cell phones in search of sexually explicit images. If found, they should be reported to police, officials said. When conducting an investigation and filing charges, the Franklin County District Attorney's Office will be more inclined to cooperate with students and families who are forthcoming about sexting, Assistant District Attorney Bret Beynon said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 6, 2009
o Press conference warns about dangers of 'sexting' WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- While Chambersburg Area School District administrators are immersed in a student sexting investigation, other Franklin County school officials say they haven't encountered explicit messages this academic year. "It's not been as widespread a problem here," said Ed Rife, principal of Greencastle-Antrim High School. In the past few years, Greencastle-Antrim experienced a couple of incidents with sexually explicit images of teenagers being transmitted, however, Rife said none have been reported this academic year.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 31, 2009
Gone are the days of sons and daughters hogging the house phone as they chat for hours with BFFs and The One. Thanks to technology, this phenomenon happens in seconds -- just as long it takes to hit the "send" button on a cell phone. At a time when some parents are just catching on to text message-ese, and are vetting whether their children need more human-to-human socialization or whether they'll understand y u cnt type evthng lk ths, moms and dads now have one more thing to worry about: sexting.
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