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State to Pursue Child Porn Charges Against Teen Accused of Sexting

1:10 P.M. — The state attorney's office is pushing ahead with a charge against a Cape Coral teenager who was arrested after allegedly sexting, or sending nude photos of herself. Authorities say they found pornographic images of her on her phone, computer and MySpace page, reports said. Paige Wellman was arrested Aug. 5. Wellman and […]

Facebook Suit: Teens Too Young to Like

Do you "like" Facebook? But really, do you "like like" Facebook? A new lawsuit filed may soon end adolescents ability to "Like" things online. How will the teens ever survive without "Like," a word so crucial to their vernacular and awkward flirting habits? The suit, filed today in Los Angeles County Court, accuses Facebook of […]

UK child protection database to be switched off

A £235m government database containing the records of England's 11 million children is being switched off. ContactPoint was established in the wake of the Victoria Climbie child abuse case to aid child protection. The report into her death highlighted the need to improve the exchange of information between different agencies working with vulnerable children. The […]

Feds: No charges in Philadelphia school laptop-spying case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a school district or its employees over the use of software to remotely monitor students. U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger says investigators have found no evidence of criminal intent by Lower Merion School District employees who activated tracking software that took thousands of webcam and […]

Debate Looms Over Teens' Privacy Rights on the Web

A proposed change to federal regulations designed to help parents control the information websites collect from their children is stirring a national debate about how much free speech and privacy American teenagers should have on the Internet. For 10 years, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) has required websites aimed at children under 13 […]

Prince George's board bans cell phone use during school hours

The Prince George's County board of education adopted a policy banning cell phone use Thursday night in a 7-to-2 vote, after residents and students expressed disapproval, calling the policy broad and unclear earlier in the evening. "This is a flawed policy and I'm asking that we take it back [to committee]," said student board member […]

The End of the Best Friend

A Best Friend? You Must Be Kidding FROM the time they met in kindergarten until they were 15, Robin Shreeves and her friend Penny were inseparable. They rode bikes, played kickball in the street, swam all summer long and listened to Andy Gibb, the Bay City Rollers and Shaun Cassidy on the stereo. When they […]

Sexting Leads to Child Porn Charges for Teens

At Susquenita High School, 15-miles outside of Harrisburg, Pa., eight students, ranging in age from 13 to 17, have learned a tough lesson about "sexting." "Take a photograph of yourself or somebody else nude and send it to somebody else, you've committed the crime," said Perry County District Attorney Charles Chenot, who has prosecuted two […]

Mother Finds Kidnapped Kids Through Facebook

A San Bernardino mother whose children were kidnapped 15 years ago was able to finally track them down using Facebook. San Bernardino’s Deputy District Attorney says it’s the first time his office has handled a case like this one. But in this digital age, it may not be the last. Faustino Utrera, father of two […]

Judge convicts Ark. mom in Facebook flap with son

An Arkansas woman who locked her son out of his Facebook account and posted her own items there was convicted Thursday of misdemeanor harassment and ordered not to have contact with the teenager. Clark County District Judge Randy Hill ordered Denise New, of Arkadelphia, to pay a $435 fine and complete anger-management and parenting classes. […]

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