Sexting is a criminal offence if under 18

If you are below the age of 18 or are speaking with somebody that is, sending, requesting or distributing a naked photo is actually classified as child pornography and is a criminal offence.

Source: The Wireless Report 2014 @ Ditch the Label

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  • Sexting: Having sexting photos or videos on your phone or computer @ ChildLine

    Excerpt: If you are under the age of 18, the law sees you as a child. Therefore, if you have any indecent images or videos of somebody who is under 18 you would technically be in possession of an indecent image of a child – even if you are the same age. This is an offence under the Protection of Children Act 1978 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

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