ACLU Urges School Officials to Avoid Criminal Charges Over “Sexting”

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The American Civil Liberties Union is urging school officials to avoid punishing teens for poor decisions in the use of technology.

During a meeting Thursday in Columbus, ACLU director Christine Link expressed concern about actions taken by schools earlier this year against students for so-called “sexting” or sending nude pictures on their cell phones.

ACLU officials advise schools to counsel student on how to protect themselves and others but avoid criminal charges.