Sexting Diversion Program


Challenges Courts Face with Sexting

Rapid changes in cell phone technology has brought about many new legal challenges. One major challenge facing the current legal system is adolescents sending and or receiving sexually explicit content via cell phones (aka “Sexting”).

Sexting has become a wide spread practice among adolescents. However, most adolescents do not recognize the seriousness of this behavior and courts across the country are facing the legal dilemma of how to handle sexting cases associated with adolescents.

An Alternative Approach for Courts To Use

In collaboration with the Neuropsychology Center of Utah and, the Sexting and Cell Phone Safety diversion program was developed by leading school and behavioral psychologists. The course was designed specifically for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18.

Those considered a low to moderate risk for future offenses should take this course. Adolescents who have sexted for the first time are ideal for taking this course, as one of the main goals is to prevent future offenses.

The course is offered as a web-based diversion program and requires active participation by both the adolescent and their parents or guardian. The course is designed to:

  • Educate adolescents about safe cell phone practices and the dangers of engaging in promiscuous cell phone and online behavior.
  • Teach appropriate and effective communication between adolescents.
  • Assist adolescents in developing healthy interpersonal relationships.
  • Educate adolescents and parents about sexting and the legal and social dangers.
  • Educate parents on how to help promote appropriate and safe cell phone practices with their child.

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