Bookmark and Share

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.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.