- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sext ed will be part of the curriculum for Los Angeles students this fall.

The LA Unified School District will launch a broad plan to educate students on dangers of sharing sexually explicit photos via texting and the Internet.

The Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/1S5KeMj) reports Tuesday that schools will get video, lesson plans and handouts for students.

District Police Chief Steven Zipperman says the campaign will teach students about violations of child pornography and obscenity laws that can come with sexting along with the personal consequences.

Zipperman says the district primarily wants students to think before hitting “send.”

Jeff Temple, a University of Texas Medical Branch professor and co-author of a sexting study, says he hopes the curriculum gives facts without exaggerating sexting risks, and emphasizes the importance of consent.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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