Sexting …

sexting‘Sexting has become “normal” but can leave youngsters vulnerable to exploitation or blackmail.’  See Sky News report.

Advice: “It is crucial that posters understand that every internet site and social networking site is monitored by an administrator.”  They, in turn, can be expected to pass information onto the police.

 A leading children’s charity says police figures show under-18s are being criminalised for sharing nude photographs of themselves. Across all age groups, the number of such offences has more than doubled in two years – soaring from 4,530 in 2013 to 10,818 in 2015.

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, s.33 makes disclosure of private sexual photographs or films without consent a criminal offence. The maximum penalty on conviction is 2 years imprisonment in the Crown Court and 6 months imprisonment in the Magistrates Court.  See previous postings on sexting.

About Dr Peter Jepson

I am the editor of this LawsBlog. On the 31st August 2014, I retired as Head of the Department of Social Sciences at Strode's College, Egham, Surrey. In that post I was responsible for the subject areas of Laws, Politics, Sociology, and Humanities. Prior to that, also at Strode's College, I managed Laws, Politics, Citizenship, the AQA Baccalaureate, and the Extended Project Qualification.
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