Hundreds Of Children Below Age 12 Sexting In UK: Police

July 11, 2017 8:57 am0 commentsViews: 22

BBC reveals citing official data that even a 5-year-old boy in the United Kingdom is being investigated for sexting. He is from County Durham and also had cases that involved eight 7-year-old and 8-year-old children.

The data found about 400 children below age 12 have been contacted by UK police in relation to sexting.

In Britain taking or sending photographs of minor, below 18-year-old, is illegal. Even the user cannot send his or her photographs too.

However, the law also adds children below age 10 years cannot be convicted of crimes in the country.

The British police is under phenomenal problems as they are seeking to manage the problem without charging or convicting the children.

A Durham Constabulary official said their main focus is to protect the children and not to criminalize them unnecessarily.

Late last year Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt called for complete ban for underage sexting. Following it questions were triggered from tech experts whether such ban would be possible.

In 2016 about 500 primary school-aged children were investigated for sexting.

A survey of teachers then found more than half of them were aware incidents of children sexting at the school.

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