Teens Clueless About Risks of DIY Porn
Young people seek instant fame through sending sexual images of themselves
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2008 1:38 PM CDT
A growing number of young people are putting explicit images of themselves on the Internet without realizing the consequences, experts say.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – Young people like the Ohio teen facing child porn charges for sending nude photos of herself to classmates are often clueless as to the consequences of their actions, experts tell ABC News. Heavily influenced by a culture in which porn is readily available and increasingly acceptable, some teens seek a quick 15 minutes of fame—no matter what the long-term damage.

"They don't think about where that video is going to go, or how long it's going to be on the Internet and the 50-year-old who is going to be drooling over it," observed a privacy lawyer. Incidents like the one in Ohio are inevitable as pornography becomes more mainstream, says the co-author of The Porning of America, who sees the phenomenon as a symptom of a much bigger problem.