Coming back from school one day your twelve-year-old child asks: “John says that sexting is illegal if you’re under 16, is that true?”

Sexting means sending explicit images using text, email, instant messaging or social networking sites and is becoming more popular as the technologies develop.

“Yes, it is illegal to distribute or show such pictures of anyone under 18 years. Why do you ask? Are you worried about someone?”

“It’s illegal and it can also have other consequences. This image is on the internet forever and it is very hard to get rid of it. You and your friends need to think carefully about what you post on the internet. There are always consequences to each of our actions.”