Students in LA school districts to learn dangers of sexting

LOS ANGELES (KUSI) – This fall, students in the LA Unified School District will learn the dangers sexting. 

According to the Los Angeles Times, students will learn the dangers of sharing sexually explicit photos via texting and the Internet. The schools will get video, lessons plans and handouts for students as well.

District Police Chief Steven Zipperman said the campaign will teach students about the consequences of violating child pornography and obscenity laws.  

The school district wants students to think before hitting "send," according to Zipperman.

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

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