Jersey City Teen Charged After Posting Sex Video to Facebook

A New Jersey school district’s student conduct policy, and specifically the section covering sexting, are front and center this week after a student posted a sex video online.

An unnamed 15-year old at Jersey City’s Dickinson High School has been charged with two counts of invasion of privacy after allegedly having sex with a 13-year old girl and posting a video of the act to Facebook. There is no word yet about whether child pornography charges are being considered.

To date, the district hasn’t said much about the event, but it is interesting that they do have a sexting policy in place, and that the policy includes posting content online.

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The district has not yet said whether the school will punish the student above and beyond what the police end up doing.

District spokesperson and Chief of Staff Maryann Dickar told nj.com that the district does plan to raise awareness about the dangers of sexting, but admitted that officials have nothing specific planned at this time.

If Ms. Dickar or the folks at the Jersey City Board of Education would be interested in holding a seminar for students and/or parents, we would be happy to help. Let us know.

 

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