WhatsApp – a case on automatically downloaded images
R v Cyprian Okoro  EWCA Crim 1929 The Court of Appeal considered whether images automatically downloaded from What’s App on to a mobile phone constituted ‘images within the accused’s custody or control so that he was capable of accessing them’. Details Mr Okoro was sent indecent images of children and extreme pornography via What’s […]
YJLC Guide to Avoiding Criminalisation of Children in Sexting Cases
The Youth Justice Legal Centre has produced a guide on the offences children may be committing when they share naked images on social media and apps.
Overview of guidance on sexting and children
Children are being reported and arrested for 'sexting' offences, including consensually sharing nude pictures on their phones and social media. This has attracted concern that children should not be unnecessarily prosecuted for 'sexting' offences.
NICE report on children who display harmful sexual behaviour
Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) NICE have issued advice for professionals including health care providers, youth offending teams, community police officers and schools.