Somewhat paradoxically, Snapchat is where you might share images that are too intimate or too banal for other social media platforms. Guys sometimes blame "pressure from friends. It could affect any future CRB checks, for instance if he wanted to work with children. And they say society learns to see nude selfies — of both teenage girls and boys, not to mention adults — as neither demeaning nor empowering, but simply a part of life. Sarah Bazaraa, a solicitor at Pannone Corporate, talked me through the civil legal issues. If a recipient passes on the image, they could be breaking several civil laws.
They believe the issue should be approached from the perspective of harm reduction, and that only those who share the images should face repercussions, not those who take them.
Nude selfies: what if they are just an ordinary part of teenage life?
It counts as an offence of distributing an indecent image of a child and is something you could receive a police caution for. It's just as bad for a year-old as a year-old to sex. It's an extraordinary case but it is not an anomaly. Sexting or "sex texting" is sending or getting sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages, or video on a smartphone or through the Internet. They did not use that term themselves, describing it as inherently negative, even sinister: