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. But, for some young people, sexting can lead to criminal prosecution along with classification as a sex offender.
The photo that's being shared around Australian schools.
There's a nude photo being shared around Australian schools.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. TWO girls aged 13 and 14 sent a selfie on the Snapchat app from inside a police van after torturing and beating to death a frail alcoholic, a court heard yesterday. The pair allegedly inflicted more than injuries on Angela Wrightson, laughing as she begged for mercy. At the start of a torture session that may have lasted hours the girls took a selfie with bruised Angela, 39, and sent it on the Snapchat app, it was claimed. After leaving the house the pair, who were in local authority care, brazenly phoned the police for a lift home, the jury heard. They took a second Snapchat selfie in the back of the police van. She was stripped naked from the waist down and dirt had been spread around her private parts, it was claimed.
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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.
Almost all of parents interviewed by the charity said they saw sexting as harmful — with a quarter saying their main concern was about their child losing control of the image. With children increasingly worried about sexting the NSPCC is urging all parents to get its latest advice so they will know what to do if their child has shared an explicit image of themselves or other young people. The NSPCC helpline regularly hears from parents across our region, worried about their children getting involved in sexting. She had been speaking to these people and they started sending her inappropriate images and asked her to send them things. The following advice has been issued for parents who discover their child has been sharing sexual images of themselves.