Earlier this year, the Hays County Sheriff’s office started investigating a child pornography case which eventually led to the arrest of a recent Dripping Springs High School graduate who now stands accused of 18 counts of child pornography.

While to many this is shocking, the new uprise of technology and social media platforms has created new opportunities for these kind of incidents.

Young teenagers often forget that it is indeed illegal to have naked pictures of other underage people on their phones, and the consequences can be pretty severe. Teens can, and have, been arrested. There have been numerous incidents of young girls’ and boys’ lives being ruined because someone with a regrettable agenda had access to nude pictures.

Don’t send things to people you don’t trust online, and be smart about what you post.

Rylee Matousek

Rylee Matousek

Online Editor