Youth Sexting – The Legal Implications

MKG-newSexting refers to the sending of sexually explicit material by way of a phone or some other electronic means.

Whilst sometimes it may be malicious, often it may be an attempt at humour or where somebody has not thought through the consequences of their actions.  (Which teenagers do not have a mortgage on.)

It is an offence to distribute the images and store the images.  The criminal law implicates both the sender and the receiver of the images and whether there is consent by both parties is immaterial.

For instance a person who is under 16 takes a photograph of themselves and sends it to another person. … Read More