Sexting can happen on any electronic device that allows sharing of media and messages including smartphones, tablets, laptops or mobiles. In the UK the age of consent for sexual intercourse is However, it is an offence to make, distribute, possess or show any indecent images of anyone aged under 18, even if the content was created with the consent of that young person. The law is contained in section 1 Protection of Children Act The police have said that sexting by children will primarily be considered as a safeguarding issue. The police must, by law, record all sexting incidents on their crime system but as of January , they can decide not to take further action against the young person if it is not in the public interest.
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By Ave Mince-Didier. Sexting is the taking, sending, or receiving of nude or sexual photos or videos by electronic means, whether through a text message, social media, or email. When teenagers are involved, sexting poses a thorny policy problem. Taking or sharing nude photos of children can result in convictions for child pornography and other serious crimes.
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Raymond Arthur does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Young people have always explored their sexuality and shared these experiences with others. A lot of these young people will then go on to share these images with someone they know. These figures, suggest that sharing self-generated sexual images has become just another way for young people to express their sexual selves.
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