Chances are you've heard of the term "nudes. For those who don't know, a nude is a nude photo, one that is sent to a person over the phone, usually for sexual purposes. What you might not know about nudes, though, is that they are a lot more dangerous than you may think, and sending or receiving one could actually get you in a lot of trouble. So, before you press send on that racy pic, here's everything you need to know about sending nudes. First off, if you don't want to send a nude, don't. There shouldn't be any pressure involved when you're sending a nude. If your crush is telling you it will make them like you more, ditch them, and find someone who will like you for you, not your nude pics trust me, someone like that is out there.
Investigation and Possible Consequences
By Ave Mince-Didier. Sexting is the sharing of nude or sexually explicit messages or photos, usually by cell phone or some other electronic device or means. Certain states have laws specific to sexting between minors. Between consenting adults, the private sharing of nude or suggestive photos is generally not illegal. However, that does not mean that adults can freely engage in sexting. There are circumstances under which sexting by adults could result in criminal charges. First, an adult who receives or shares a nude or sexual image of a child under the age of 18 can be charged with possessing or sending child pornography. Some states have enacted defenses against child pornography charges for teens sometimes including kids up to 19 years old who engage in sexting, but such defenses do not apply to older adults.
What Is Child Pornography?
Sexting can happen on any electronic device that allows sharing of media and messages including smartphones, tablets, laptops or mobiles. In the UK the age of consent for sexual intercourse is However, it is an offence to make, distribute, possess or show any indecent images of anyone aged under 18, even if the content was created with the consent of that young person. The law is contained in section 1 Protection of Children Act The police have said that sexting by children will primarily be considered as a safeguarding issue. The police must, by law, record all sexting incidents on their crime system but as of January , they can decide not to take further action against the young person if it is not in the public interest.
Basically, nobody knows what to do about teenagers and sexting. Except perhaps the teenagers themselves. Or the danger that it could end up in many worse hands. And by hands, we mean the internet. Where the whole world can see it.