Technology makes the creation and transmission of sexually arousing images available to anyone with a smartphone, including your child. The rise in the reporting of sex crime and the ‘zero tolerance’ approach by the police and prosecution service have resulted in a record number of cases being prosecuted.
In the UK, a person possessing sexually arousing images of children (anyone under 18 years) can be charged with a sexual offence. This includes at one end of the spectrum, adults motivated to seek sexual contact with children, through to teenagers making and sending naked or semi-naked ‘selfies’ to potential love interests, and the possession of such images.
In this section The Reward Foundation explores the following issues:
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