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Are teenagers responsible enough to have cellphones?

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Photo / Sarah Ivey
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Some secondary schools are banning cellphones in changing rooms to try to stop students photographing and then texting images of their peers without their permission.

The bans are a response to "sexting" - sharing sexually explicit images through text, email or internet messaging.

Patrick Walsh, president of the Secondary Schools Association, said some schools had banned cellphones in changing rooms after they had been used to photograph or film students without their permission.

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