Children as young as 10 pressured into sending explicit pictures and videos of themselves
Cases of sexting involving children are reported to the police 'virtually everyday', with some cases involving kids as young as 10.
Scotland Yard, which has a specialist team to deal with such cases, have said that they received two reports in six days - one involved a 10-year-old who was asked for sex while playing games online.
Detective Superintendent John Macdonald, from the force's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, says police only see a fraction of so-called "sexting" cases.
He told The Mirror: "Virtually every day we're seeing examples of very... read more
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