Is it illegal to ask for a minor's nudes if you are also a minor?
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Adults are free to cyber-sex, but minors are not. Even having a picture of one's self if you are a minor is considered having child pornography. If the pictures have been sent to someone there is the added charge of distributing child pornography. The authorities take these actions very seriously and will charge offenders when found.
Finally, nothing good ever comes from sexting. Even adults will find that when one party gets mad at the other their pictures are spread all over the Internet and then they will spend a lot of time and effort, and even money to get these nasty pictures removed.
DO NOT ENGAGE IN CYBER SEX - NOTHING GOOD EVER COMES FROM THIS ACTIVITY.
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This is a terrible, terrible idea which can ruin your life. I am not saying that to scare you, I am saying that because it is true. If you receive those photos, you can be charged with possession of child pornography and you will be required to register as a sex offender. The 17 year old can be charged as well. This means, that your family may need to move, you will never get into college, and never find a stable, well paying job. You might that that t seems like harsh, uncalled for punishment, and I would agree with you, but that is the state of the law.
I hope this story from the Boston Globe helps convince you of the risk: