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Sexting & Bullying Prevention, Education & Intervention Course
1. H.R.1761 Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 115th Congress (2017-2018)29
Purpose: To criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes.
Requires prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities
- 1st Offense - Fined and jail 15 to 30 years
- 2nd Offense - Fined and jail 25 to 50 years
- 3rd Offense - Fined and jail 35 years to life
*A parent or legal guardian who permits a minor to engage in, or to assist in, sexual conduct with pictures will be charged as above.
Pending Amendment - Minors will not be required to register as sex offenders. As of right now, they do.
2. H.R.3067 Online Safety Modernization Act of 201730
Purpose: Using mail, computers, interstate, or currency to cause, threaten or attempt (below) within U.S. jurisdiction.
Overview of Charges
We KNOW, hard to read. Recap, they closed the loopholes and increased the penalties.
3. H.R.4472 ENOUGH Act: Ending Nonconsensual Online User Graphic Harassment Act of 2017 115th Congress (2017-2018)31
Purpose: To provide that it is unlawful to knowingly distribute a private, visual depiction of an individual’s intimate parts or of an individual engaging in sexually explicit conduct, with reckless disregard for the individual’s lack of consent to the distribution, and for other purposes. (Blah, Blah, Blah) In English, as it applies to you - Any pictures sent to 1 person is in the context of a relationship—IT IS PRIVATE. Sharing with anyone, EVER, is inappropriate and illegal! The First Offense for Revenge Porn is punishable by a fine and 5 years in jail.
29H.R.1761 Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act - https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1761/text
30H.R.3067 - Online Safety Modernization Act of 2017 - https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3067
31ENOUGH Act: Ending Nonconsensual Online User Graphic Harassment Act of 2017 - https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4472