Sexting to blame for nearly 1,500 Australian children convicted for child exploitation

Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 09/05/2017 18:12

Nearly 1,500 children have been found guilty of child exploitation material offences in Queensland in the past decade, prompting police to create guidelines on how to handle teenagers’ sexting.

Of the 3,035 offenders dealt with by the criminal justice system in Queensland for child exploitation material in the 10 years to 30 June 2016, 1,498 were under 17, initial analysis of the data has found.

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