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Inside the newsroom: The importance of a story on nude selfies

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  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    March 20, 2017 4:03 p.m.

    Y ask Y- According to your comments, we should just accept this phenomenon as normal and be totally accepting of public nudity. Let's throw all morals out the window, shall we? Our society is ready to go over a cliff, my friend, and condoning this behavior will only hasten that freefall.

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    March 19, 2017 7:51 p.m.

    As is being acknowledged by many comments, this is not an easy phenomenon to curtail.

    Typically prudish Western societies may have to adjust our mores and how we think about nudity. Perhaps the hippies who say the human body is beautiful and natural will be seen as prophetic?

  • Sad Sack Hurricane, UT
    March 19, 2017 12:28 p.m.

    First off, this is not a law problem. Well, it is, but it shouldn't be. I'm fairly certain that most of these kids have parents, or at least a parent. So why are parents not teaching their children?
    While it is true, that "kids will be kids," it is also true, that if parents were doing their jobs, which is a combination of education, observation/supervision, and appropriate punishment when required, all done with the love a parent should have for their child, there would be far fewer problems. Of any type.
    I see these ads for "Parents Empowered," and I can't help but look at it through the eyes of a kid. And that kid thinking, geeze, my parents must be really lame, to have to see this on TV, before they get the guts to do their jobs as parenting. It seems that most everyone thinks it isn't their job to keep their kids safe, honest, and basically moral.

  • Brent T. Aurora CO Aurora, CO
    March 18, 2017 9:28 p.m.

    And yet it would seem, at the concern and expense of saddling adolescents with felony convictions and lifetime sexual predator registration, we're left to let it happen unpunished (reality). It is very similar to college (and high school actually) drinking where schools brag about party status while we publicly "accept" binge drinking as a rite of passage, the concern about amount of and overdrinking -- amongst a population the clear majority of which is under the minimum 21 year-old drinking age (shouldn't be drinking at all). As the earlier article acknowledged, there is no film to develop, no limitation to the number of pictures one can take, no barriers of consequence to sharing and "duplicating" these pictures, and powerful technology to alter pictures. And it's popular. Good luck curtailing sexting or even stigmatizing it.