- How common is sexting among teenagers?
- Do your learners know the rules?
- What about the consequences for them?
Forces in England and Wales recorded 6,238 underage “sexting” offences in 2016-17, a rate of 17 a day.
Police said they received reports from children as young as 10.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection, said: “There is a worrying upward trend.”
He added social networks needed to remove indecent images more quickly.
The number of cases where under-18s were sharing indecent or prohibited images was up by a third on the 4,681 offences recorded the previous year, and represented a 131% rise on 2014-15, with 2,700 incidents.