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Sexting is the term used for sending or receiving sexually explicit texts, images or videos via mobile phones, computers or tablets.

It can be seen but creating or sharing explicit images of a child is illegal, even if the person doing it is a child. A young person is breaking the law if they:

  • Take an explicit photo or video of themselves or a friend
  • Share an explicit image or video of a child, even if it’s shared between children of the same age
  • Possess, download or store an explicit image or video of a child, even if the child gave their permission for it to be created
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