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The Youth Justice Legal Centre and the Children’s Rights Group at Doughty Street Chambers have published a legal guide on Sexting.
Sexting, also described as ‘youth-produced sexual imagery’, is the ‘exchange of sexual messages or images’ and the ‘creating, sharing and forwarding of sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images through mobile phones and the internet’. In practice, teenagers are using a wide range of messaging services, email and social media apps to send ‘sexts’.
This guide will provide an overview of ‘sexting’ and will explain how to defend a child who has an allegation of sexting made against them.
You can also watch a recording of the legal guide launch.