Sexting

Naked photos and the law

It is illegal to use a mobile phone or another recording device to take photos or film somebody without their consent in a place where they could either reasonably expect privacy or while doing a private act.

Once you share it, it’s out there forever.

It is a criminal offence to film or take photos of a person during sex, if you do not have their consent.

It is a criminal offence to show or share a naked picture of someone to a third party without the consent of the person in the photo, even if they consented to the photo being taken.

It is a criminal offence if you have been sent a naked picture of an underage person and you keep it on your phone or if you continue to share that image. If found guilty of this offence you could end up on the sex offenders list alongside rapists and paedophiles.

The best advice: Treat your partner as you would like to be treated.

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