Youngsters warned over dangers of `sexting`

London: The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has warned children and young people about sending sexually explicit images of themselves to others.

CEOP has even created a 10-minute film showing the problems of 'sexting'

"We know that young people are increasingly using technology not only to stay in touch, but to explore their sexuality and to push the boundaries in what they send and to whom they send it,” the BBC quoted CEOP chief executive Peter Davies as saying.

"It is now so easy to send pictures instantly via e-mails and texts that we are seeing instances of boys or girls sending sexual images of themselves to others without considering the consequences.

"They often find out later that the image has been passed on to many others and as a result they can be the victims of bullying or harassment.

"In some rare instances we have seen these images end up in the collections of offenders," Davies added.


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