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Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:00 PM

The government is going to punish you if your child is sexting. Yep, that's right. You, a Texan parent, will have to sit through classes to educate you on the evils of sexting. So if you have teenagers, forget family harmony anymore. Check their phones, check their email, iPods, etc., b/c you simply cannot risk anyone in your house sexting.

On the flipside, minors who sex now face class C to class A misdemeanor charges, which are a few steps down from child pornography charges.

Don't you just love government logic? Blame the parents for their kids' actions.

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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:02 PM

what about mexting? texans have to be against mexting, right?
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:07 PM

mexican texting?
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:11 PM

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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:13 PM

Haha! Oh USA you so silly sometimes. :)
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:21 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 17 February 2011 - 05:00 PM, said:

Don't you just love government logic? Blame the parents for their kids' actions.


I think the sexting law is just rediculous but you lost me on this message.
Uh, yeah... Parents are responsible for the actions of the children they brought into the world and raised. If your kid puts a baseball through my window then you the parent are responsible for their action.

The idea that a parent is NOT responsible for the children is one of the latest social fads that I personally think is ruining the country.
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:17 PM

I think the notion that parents can control whether or not their teenagers send pornographic content via electronic mediums (ie., cell phones) is ridiculous. This is one of those situations where the kids need to be held responsible. Where I live, parents but in and protect/shield/go in and yell at teachers/school staff/administration rather than letting their kids deal with the consequences of hacking their computers to install pirated copies of Halo 3. I'm all for parental responsibility and disciplining their kids, but be realistic that parents cannot control (or even see) everything their kids do.
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:31 PM

Depends entirely on the family. In my family, we were good kids and our parents raised us well. If they said something we had to do it. Now that I'm 21, I sometimes see a 13 year old kid mouth back to his mother and she takes it, and I have to pick up my jaw. I would have gotten a swift swat across the mouth for that.

But I never did get a swat because I never mouthed off. We have a great relationship. I think it has something to do with the family culture in the US. People work long hours over there and kids are left at home to eat Chef Boyardee for supper and TV for advice. At least that was the case in Massachusetts and Florida.

Parents need to be more involved in their kids lives and not be afraid of dishing out beatings if they get out of line.
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:32 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 17 February 2011 - 06:17 PM, said:

I think the notion that parents can control whether or not their teenagers send pornographic content via electronic mediums (ie., cell phones) is ridiculous. This is one of those situations where the kids need to be held responsible. Where I live, parents but in and protect/shield/go in and yell at teachers/school staff/administration rather than letting their kids deal with the consequences of hacking their computers to install pirated copies of Halo 3. I'm all for parental responsibility and disciplining their kids, but be realistic that parents cannot control (or even see) everything their kids do.


That shouldn't limit their responsibility for their kids however.
Either:
Lower the age at which a child is an adult responsible for themselves
Or allow the parents to discipline their child as they see fit.

If you give the parents the tools to raise a child properly, with proper fear & respect of authority and understanding of actions and consequences then you can hold the parent responsible for their actions.

Of course in many ways society has gone nuts. Now days if a kid posts a nasty message on Facebook then it is bullying and the other kid that is the subject of the name calling might go kill themselves. When I went to school a bully was the kid that beat the crap out of you 3 times a week. And your response wasn't to have 'self esteem issues' until you hanged yourself. Your response was to go back to school, grab a scrap 2x4 from the wood shop and clobber the bully so he realized the consequences of his actions.

Parents today can't smack their kids on the diaper in the grocery store for acting out and grabbing candy off the shelf, without the fear of someone calling the cops and CPS. When we were kids all it took was mom saying "Do it again and you'll deal with your father when we get home." The thought of a switch or belt to the ass was more than enough for us to gain control over ourselves.

Gov't wants it both ways: Hold the parents responsible for the actions, but don't give them the authority to punish the kids.

I say roll the system back 20 years: Hold the parents responsible, but let them spank their kids, and take away their cell phone, nintendo, xbox, car, freedom for a week without it being a capital offense.
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:36 PM

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When we were kids all it took was mom saying "Do it again and you'll deal with your father when we get home." The thought of a switch or belt to the ass was more than enough for us to gain control over ourselves.



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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:48 PM

@tlhIn`toq: I agree with a lot of what you've said regarding parenting. However, we're dealing with mainly high school age kids with this law, not kids grabbing candy at the grocery store. People in general can be deceptive, and teenagers are no exception. It's quite realistic they put on a facade in front of their parents, and send/receive inappropriate messages behind closed doors. Is that necessarily the by-product of a lack of parenting? I don't think so (in all situations). There are those involved parents that spend time at with their kids, etc., that don't know about this stuff. It comes down to violating the kids' rights to any privacy (even as basic as changing and showering) in order to proactively catch this. Imo, it's not fair to punish the parents for their kids' stupidity. If the kid is stupid enough to send or seek out sexually explicit content to/from other minors, then they are aware of the consequences and can deal with them.
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:16 PM

Well first off, no KID should have a phone (just watch "to catch a predator")
If a kid has a phone, it should be limited and everything done on it should be copied to the parents or logged on line.

Lets face it, the kids will know more about the technology then us (older people) but that doesn't mean we should let them use it.
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:47 PM

Actually, a lot is logged online by most carriers. Every message or call you send/receive is logged online, including sender, recipient, duration (call), and type (message). The contents of the messages requires a subpoena to be turned over by the phone company.

Also, just for the sake of eliminating ambiguity, can you clarify your definition of a kid? Are you referring to all minors or just young kids?
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:51 PM

Would it be ok if the kids sexted pictures of their parents?

Of each others parents?
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Re: Texan Parents, Beware

Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:59 PM

That's an interesting question. To which I pose another: why would a kid have sexually explicit images of their parents?
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