Sexting Promotion and Possession SB 407
With the passage of SB 407 on June 17, 2011, the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, has been called to develop programs that address the dangers and consequences of sexting, as well as the related issues of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, and sexting. These education programs will be available to school districts by January 1, 2012, and they will be required to make these programs available on a yearly basis, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
In addition, if a minor is convicted of violating this new law, a judge can require the child to successfully attend and complete an educational program developed by the TxSSC, which will be available no later than January 1, 2012.
As the TxSSC develops these new, pioneering programs, we’d like to provide you with a few useful resources for both youth and adults related to the prevention and response to sexting and other unhealthy digital behaviors: