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Police investigating "sexting" in the Riverland

12 Sep 2019 3:43pm

Riverland Police are investigating allegations of "sexting" involving students. Around midday on Tuesday 10 September, police attended a Riverland school seizing several mobile phones.

The term “sexting” refers to the act of creating, sharing, sending or posting sexually explicit messages or invasive images via the internet, mobile phones or other electronic devices.

Police want to take this opportunity to urge all parents and carers to have a conversation with their children in relation to the legal and social ramifications this behaviour poses.

Young people in South Australia may be committing an offence when taking, receiving or forwarding sexual images of themselves, friends or other people who are under the age of 18, even if all the participants are willing.

Investigations are continuing and anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au