Starred in today’s “Reason to Party” video for the web department. It gave me the chance to live the dream of “making it rain”.
Seriously, the most fun I had all day. I totally get the appeal now. Also, it helps when it’s not your money.
Yesterday in the Texas state legislature, a proposal was introduced that would punish PARENTS if their kids get caught “sexting.” Generally this refers to the practice of using cell phones or computers to send sexually explicit messages or images of themselves or others.
Under the bill, sexting would be a class C misdemeanor. Any teenager who gets caught would have to go to court, along with their parents. The parents could get sentenced to a family education program. As for the kid, he or she would also be sent to that education program.
Under current Texas law, the kid would be looking at potential charges of trafficking child pornography, which could land them in jail and they would become a registered sex offender. The proposed bill is similar to recent legislation in other states that seeks to ease sexting penalties and prevent young people from getting caught up in the criminal system.
State Senator Kirk Watson, who’s a Democrat, proposed the bill, and Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, who’s a Republican, supports it. There’s no word on when the legislature could vote on the bill.
You can read the full story in The Houston Chronicle here: Source
What do you think?…Is the current law too harsh? Would this new legislation be the right way to deal with the issue of Teen Sexting? Should parents be punished for their kids behavior?
Here’s the conversation from this morning.
Why can’t this happen to us? B.o.B. was on a flight to LA for Grammy prep. He was also the in flight entertainment.
Just found this online. LOVE IT! Enjoy, guys!