SAN DIEGO (CBSLA.com) — San Diego police are advising parents to speak to their teens about the dangers of so-called “sexting” after sexually explicit images of dozens of teenage girls were circulated by fellow students.
KNX 1070′s Tom Reopelle reports that an estimated 30 girls, ranging in age from 13 to 17, sent the images to classmates, who in turn passed them on to others.
According to San Diego police Lt. Chuck Kaye, such an act is against the law and constitutes child pornography.
“We want the families to have a discussion with their kids that have cell phones about the appropriate use and the risk down the road if they send an inappropriate picture,” Kaye said. “Not just the criminal liability, but also what could happen to them if it shows up on a website.”
Authorities said no arrests have been made to date.