LANDED is a young persons charity that provides and promotes peer education services for young people and service providers in Lanarkshire.
Many schools are expressing concerns relating to the number of young people posting sexually explicit or indecent images of themselves and others on online platforms. Many young people believe that this type of behaviour has become a social norm, and do not realise the longer lasting implications of these kinds of behaviours.
Recent discussions with Police Scotland in Lanarkshire identified instances of sexting amongst children as young as eight, and police officers have stated that there is a growing concern that young people may limit their life chances if they are caught possessing or distributing images of this nature.
In an attempt to address this issue and raise awareness of the legal implications of sexting, LANDED Peer Education Service delivered a presentation to all pupils in all year groups on Monday 20th March. The purpose of this presentation was to explore the issue in more detail and provide guidance on how the law relates to these practices.
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