Police Chief John Collyer says it’s an important test of the new section 162(1) criminal code provision on intimate images, which allows prosecutions for sharing a wider range of images, including breasts, than traditional child porn laws. quality=75&strip=all&w=620" class="size-large wp-image-686848" alt=" THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston" src=" “Whether it’s hit the right balance or not in terms of severity, and keeping in mind we’re dealing with young people …Most teens likely have no idea that they could be drawn up on child pornography charges for “sexting” pictures. w=620&quality=75&strip=all&h=465" width="620" height="465" srcset=" time will tell.” Since the case broke, terms like sexting and “revenge porn” have become coffee-shop topics in this commercial and industrial centre bisected by the tranquil La Have River. ’ or they start to criticize their bodies,” said Bailey, a 14-year-old who asked not to have her family name used. He was exposed to people he didn’t want to be exposed to.” Some experts on teen sexting view the Bridgewater case with concern, saying that solutions other than the heavy hand of the law may be preferable. Shariff estimates that over half of participants confirmed receiving or sending intimate images, adding that the figures on the prevalence of sexting will vary among studies.
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Six male high school students, attending Bridgewater Junior Senior High School, are facing charges following an investigation into complaints that intimate images of at least 20 young female students were shared online without their consent. Images of more than 20 teenaged girls were circulated after allegedly being shared without consent in a Dropbox account. w=768&quality=75&strip=all&h=576 768w, sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" That law was brought in amidst the searing memories in Nova Scotia of the death of Rehtaeh Parsons.
On Wednesday, six local teenaged boys are scheduled to appear in Bridgewater youth court, in one of the country’s early tests of a new law designed to combat illegal sharing of images.
Bailey and Langille described their sense of unease when friends had either shown them a photo of someone else or offered to show them, without permission. quality=75&strip=all&w=300&h=225 300w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" “Compliments lead to demands,” she said.
In addition, the pressure to provide the images can also become intense, says Bailey. quality=75&strip=all&w=620" class="size-full wp-image-389966" alt="Fotolia" src=" quality=75&strip=all&w=620&h=465" width="620" height="465" srcset=" “He was being discreet and then he suddenly said, ‘Just send me nudes.'” Claire, a former student at Bridgewater High School, says it can create corrosive and widespread distrust among students.Bridgewater Mayor David Walker, a teacher for over two decades before becoming a municipal politician, says the reality is that police and schools in towns across Canada are struggling to find ways to deal with cases where teens are deemed to have crossed a line.“I’ve heard arguments, ‘Nail them as hard as you can,’ and I’ve heard other arguments, ‘No, you’ve got to work with them.’ Maybe it’s somewhere in between,”’ he said during an interview.“I’ve been making You Tube videos since I was 16,” says Williamson.“In high school, I got a lot of flack from that and got made fun of, but I kept doing it because I love to entertain.” People who want to be part of the video have been taking selfies and sending them in. “We asked everyone to send in photos and were surprised with how many people actually sent photos in,” says amateur actor Daryl Babstock.Their "Topless Tour Project" encourages fellow travelers to feel free and share their beauty with the world, according to their Facebook page.