Sexting, sending texts and images with sexual references, is a product of our social media culture. And it’s not just limited to adults.

Like it or not – anyone with access to a phone can “sext”– and that includes kids, who lack the legal right to consent. But, they can be charged with a criminal offence if they are caught.

Youth Action, the NSW peak youth body, has made a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the sexualisation of children, asking for a review of laws that make it a crime for underage kids to “sext”.

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