Collinsville students get lesson in sexting dangers

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. - It's a sensitive subject, but students in Collinsville got a lesson in the dangers of sexting on Friday.

Assistant State's Attorney Amy Gabriel spoke with students about the dangers of sending sexually explicit messages. She says one in five students admit to sexting.

Gabriel says young people may not understand they are manufacturing and possessing child pornography.

She says it's often difficult for parents to discuss the issue with their children because they never had to deal with the situation themselves.


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