Attorney and author Felicia Farber will be the special guest speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section’s 2021 Personal Giving Thank-You Schmooze & Author Talk on Sunday, June 6, at 10 a.m., via Zoom. The event is open to all donors to our Personal Giving campaign.
The Personal Giving campaign, in support of NCJW, West Morris Section’s community service programs and advocacy initiatives, is co-chaired by Dorothy Cohen and Anne Gorman.
Felicia’s new young adult novel, “Ice Queen,” focuses on the legal dangers of mixing the common teen behaviors of sexting and cyberbullying with social media. “Ice Queen” shines a spotlight on the risks teens and tweens take every time they send or receive a text message or an email that could be considered sexually explicit. Not only can issues like revenge porn and sextortion pose problems for teens who sext, but they also have to worry about breaking the law.
Felicia shares her legal expertise on electronic bullying and harassment to make teenagers, parents, and educators aware that what’s
become normative digital behavior for many teens can have serious—and even criminal—consequences. With rapid advancements in technology, our laws related to sexting are often outdated or inadequate, especially with respect to minors. Laws intended to target adult sexual predators can end up ensnaring teenagers, sweeping them into the same category as child pornographers.
“Teen sexting is not child porn,” says Felicia. “Adolescents caught sexting should not be treated as criminals or prosecuted as child pornographers. We need to educate teens and tweens so they understand the social, emotional, and legal ramifications of their online actions before they get into trouble.”
“Ice Queen” raises awareness of the very real risks to today’s teens who live their lives online. Felicia is an attorney in North Jersey who writes and speaks on the topics of sexting, cyberbullying and cyber-harassment to the legal and medical communities and has been featured on numerous blogs and podcasts.
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