Sarah Bazaraa, a solicitor at Pannone Corporate, talks me through the civil legal issues that being involved in sexting could lead to. Thomas of Northwestern University analyzed stories posted to an online, anonymous platform. In a December study of sexting among to year-old girls, Sara E. That means that a year-old who can legally have sex cannot legally send a naked image. A stark illustration of how cruel the criminal law has become in this regard is illustrated by the example of 12 year old girl in the south of England who was being groomed online by a paedophile. So although 17 year-olds can legally have sex, they cannot legally send a naked image It is clear then that consensual youth sexting should be treated as a separate and distinct behaviour from child pornography. What would you do if your ex posted naked photos of you online?
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Sexting scare: 6 sexting myths busted
I guess I just have to live with it. Instead, young people should be free to express their sexual selves as they desire. Sexual offences A stark illustration of how cruel the criminal law has become in this regard is illustrated by the example of 12 year old girl in the south of England who was being groomed online by a paedophile. Teenage girl given police caution for 'sexting' explicit selfie to boyfriend. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Many in high school and college confirmed what the study shows—that they send naked photos of themselves because they feel they have to, not because they want to. It counts as an offence of distributing an indecent image of a child and meets the legal definition of child pornography.