Are parents responsible for the actions of their teenagers? The United States House of Representatives passed a bill to criminalize teenage “sexting”. However, it’s not just the teenagers being held accountable, it’s also the parents.
The idea of parents not being responsible for making sure their minor children make smart choices is commonplace. Children throwing tantrums in stores are handed smartphones to play with instead of disciplined and teenagers free reign to take advantage of the pop culture idea that kids will inevitably be kids. But, kids shouldn’t be sexualized and that’s exactly what this same Hollywood culture installs into the younger generations as being normal and cool. This is contrasted with the fact a parent might very well have no idea their child is “sexting” without invading their privacy and runs contrary to the idea teenagers should be responsible and treated like young adults.
There is a mandatory sentence parents will be slapped with if the government finds out your teenage is “sexting”, all on the next page: