" " Parents need to talk to their teenagers about the severity of sending explicit texts, even if it's an uncomfortable conversation for both parties. Thankfully, her case was dismissed by the judge who said prosecuting teens for sexting was not the intent of the state's child pornography law. Laws about sexting, child pornography and even what constitutes "nudity" vary by state. " While teenage girls love to take selfies, they could be completely unaware of the dangers of sending explicit images via text. Even though the age of consent in many states is 16, child pornography laws apply to those under age 18.