Recent legal scholarship: Criminalize nonconsensual sexting only

Recent work from Weronika Kowalczyk argues that anti-sexting legislation should target nonconsensual sexting only:

The scope of [proposed Ohio bill] H.B.132 should be limited to encompass only nonconsensual sexting, as this limitation would still successfully deter the form of sexting that causes harm to its participants and society, while allowing teens to maintain their freedom of expression with regard to non-harmful consensual sexting.

This key distinction between consensual and nonconsensual sexting is too often missing from new laws, media coverage of sexting, and even a lot of legal scholarship.

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