Alarm as primary school children as young as 10 caught sexting

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The sexting trend has hit primary schools with principals turning to sexual assault groups for help to deal with the devastating fallout. Experts are alarmed that children as young as 10 are regularly sending nude and semi-naked photos of themselves, with some shared widely among classmates. [...]

"I am pleading for every parent to report every child to Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat, if they find out they have these accounts underage," child and adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, of the National Centre Against Bullying, said. "They don't have the social and emotional maturity to manage their digital footprint. But it seems to be falling on deaf ears."

source: Article 'Alarm as primary school children as young as 10 caught sexting' by Elissa Doherty;; Herald Sun; 25 September 2016