Monday 24 July 2017

Harry Wallop: Sexting thrives behind a veil of secrecy

A new app aimed at young people who trade naked images by phone will only exacerbate a growing problem

Oliver, 15, had his phone confiscated by his parents a few months ago. This was after his mother discovered a series of graphic images of a naked 14-year-old girl on the device.

He had not been surfing porn websites. He had been given them willingly, so he claimed, by a girl at his school, who had taken the pictures of herself and sent them by text.

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