Emma-Jane Cross, its chief executive, said: "We don't want to stifle young people's sexual development but it is important that parents and schools understand the rise of sexting so together we can act to stop sexual bullying.An 'intervention and prevention task force', eh...?
"Politicians must pool together organisations like Beatbullying to create an intervention and prevention task force in schools and the local community.
"This needs to be part of the solution if we are to educate our young people about the consequences of their actions and how to keep safe online as well as offline."
God, is there no end to the numbers of these parasites that want to suckle at the government teat?
Oh. Apparently not, because CEOP wants in on the publicity:
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre says it receives daily reports of harassment after private photos have been circulated.Well, CEOP is a well respected...*cough* Operation Ore *cough*...sorry, got something stuck in my throat...
Some "sexts" have ended up on forums used by child sex offenders, it says.
In theory, teenagers could be arrested for taking naked photos of themselves or their boyfriends or girlfriends.Madness. Utter madness...
Although it is legal to have sex at 16 under British law, it is illegal to take, hold or share "indecent" photos of anyone under 18.
Helen Penn said in practice it is unlikely the British police would get involved in a consensual case of "sexting" because it would not be in the public interest, although there have been a number of charges brought in both Australia and the US.My, there's a lot of qualification going on there, isn't there?
But if grooming or sexual abuse of a minor was discovered, there would probably be a prosecution.
"When the police look at this kind of offence, they are going to take it in context.
"So if it is two 17-year-olds and they are in a consensual relationship, they will probably not prosecute those people.
Who thinks we won't see something as utterly stupid as this in the UK soon?