Sexting is making sexually suggestive images and sharing these images using mobile phones or by posting them on the internet and social media. The images might be photographs of yourself or someone else naked or partially naked. You might think that sexting is something risky, dangerous and illegal. For teenagers, sexting is often fun and consensual. They might also see sexting as part of building relationships and self-confidence, and exploring sexuality, bodies and identities. Young people do worry about their images being shared with other people, including friends and family members. Many try to reduce this risk by making images only for people they trust, and with whom they have or hope to have a romantic or intimate relationship.
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The girls were travelling to Hull city centre on Monday afternoon when they noticed an older man in front of them, who they claim was taking photos of them both. Two schoolgirls aged just 12 and 13 were targeted by a man who is alleged to have showed them naked pictures and taken photos of them both on a bus. The pair allege that a short time later, the man slipped his phone through the crack of the seats and showed them images of male genitalia on his phone screen, Hull Live reports.
A man who encouraged young girls to send him naked pictures has been described by a judge as "every parent's nightmare". Josh Boynton-Eckles, 24, from Hull, used social media apps to target more than 80 girls all over the world and sent them naked pictures of himself. Police, who described him as "predatory sex offender", found 85 indecent images of girls on his mobile phone.