Is sexting illegal?

Anyone under 18 “sexting” (texting sexually explicit pictures) could be committing an offence, despite 16 and 17-year-olds being legally old enough to have sex.

Source: Selfie sex text teens threatened with child sex charges @ BBC News

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  • Sexting @ ChildLine

    Excerpt: When people talk about sexting, they usually refer to sending and receiving: naked pictures or ‘nudes’; ‘underwear shots’; sexual or ‘dirty pics’; rude text messages or videos.

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