Police investigate West Midlands pupils over ‘sexting’
8 February 2016
From the section England
Pupils at a school in Ross-on-Wye were advised on the dangers of sexting by local police officers
More than 100 pupils were investigated last year for offences related to ‘sexting’, two police forces have revealed.
West Mercia Police said it investigated 74 people aged between 10 and 17 in 2015 over explicit messages, some containing naked images.
Warwickshire Police also investigated 33 people in the same age group.
Officers say people need to be aware of the dangers of being prosecuted for sharing indecent messages.
Sexting can lead to anyone convicted being put on the sex offenders register.
The warnings come ahead of Safer Internet Day, on 9 February which urges young people to avoid sharing material online that could be used against …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed