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Terrace RCMP investigating "sexting" incidents


Terrace RCMP are investigating incidents involving multiple youth and "sexting". Constable Angela Rabut won't reveal details of the investigation, but warns the trading of explicit photos and text messages can involve possession and distribution of child pornography if the images are of underaged youth. 

Rabut saysRCMP concerns extend to how youth are using social media, and so police are working with community groups to tackle the problem. "Unfortunately I don't think that socially we've kept up in educating our youth in how to do that responsibly, and so that's what this whole focus is; to teach parents how to parent their kids in regards to this."

RCMP and the school district are holding a community forum on bullying, cyberbulling, sexting, and social media on November 12 at the REM Lee Theatre.

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