OK, so it’s not cool for a 14-year old girl to post nude pics of herself on the web (ditto for you 14-year old boys). But regardless of her age, it’s beyond belief that she could be charged with a felony for posting her naughty bits online. What are authorities thinking, threatening her with sex offender status for life? Even if it’s inappropriate and stupid for her to bare all on the net, such actions hardly rise to the level of a major crime. This is a gross misapplication of the law that has no foundation in justice.
Social networking online is a revolution in communication and information sharing, and as the old saying goes, “with great power comes great responsibility.” True that, but breaches of said responsibility should not result in life-altering punishment. Stigmatizing irresponsible behavior is one thing; ruining people’s lives for it is quite another matter altogether.