Sexting posted online

Assume that anything posted online is there forever.

Employers and colleges are increasingly checking the web for images of or information about applicants.

Do not provide personal information in response to an unsolicited e-mail.Another law prohibits SPAM, unsolicited commercial e-mail or “junk mail” from companies or persons with whom the recipient does not have an existing business or personal relationship.Section 18.2-152.3:1, of the , makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to use a computer or computer network with the intent to falsify or forge electronic mail transmission information in connection with the transmission of unsolicited commercial electronic mail (SPAM) through or into the computer network of an electronic mail service provider or its subscribers, or to knowingly sell, give or distribute or possess with the intent to sell, give or distribute any software designed for this purpose.This means that if someone simply has such images on their cell phones, shares them with other students via cell phone, or creates them using their cell phones, they may be found guilty of a felony.( In addition to legal consequences, students involved in sexting may be suspended from school, they may be dismissed from jobs and organizations, they may be denied admission to college, and they may lose job opportunities later in life.

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