Sexting – legal issues

Child Sexual Abuse Images

Ins@fe explains that ‘…if minors engage in sexting they are actually creating, transmitting or possessing a sexual image of a minor, and this is illegal. While prosecuting young people for this type of activity is not necessarily the best solution, making them aware of the legal aspects can be helpful. Many young people will have no idea that they are actually distributing an image that is regarded as a child sexual abuse image. Being aware of this fact may help them to stop and think about their actions.’
To find out more read about Sexting in Context on the Ins@afe web site.

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