Lessons about the dangers of ‘sexting’ headed to Illinois classrooms

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Lessons about “sexting” could soon be included in Illinois school’s curriculum.

The state’s General Assembly passed a bill requiring public schools which offer sex education to include lessons about the risks of sexting – or sending explicit images of themselves over messaging apps.

Lawmakers hope the lessons will teach students the real-life consequences of sending those types of messages.

The legislation now heads to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk to be signed into law.

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