The ages of consent vary by jurisdiction across Europe. The ages of consent are currently set between 14 and The vast majority of countries set their ages in the range of 14 to 16; only three countries, Cyprus 17 , Ireland 17 , Turkey 18 , do not fit into this pattern. The laws can also stipulate which specific activities are permitted or specify the age at which one or other sex can legally participate. Below is a discussion of the various laws dealing with this subject.
FAQ on 'Sexting' and 'Sextortion'
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Information on what these terms mean, tips for where to turn, and links to the best resources for further information. One in seven teens report that they are sending sexts, and one in four are receiving sexts, according to a study that appeared in JAMA Pediatrics. The practice is not illegal when photos are shared between consenting adults, but when minors are involved, sexual-exploitation and child-pornography laws can come into play, so great care is needed in the handling of sexting cases involving people under However, although there have been some highly publicized cases, prosecution of minors for distribution of sexting photos has been relatively rare in the U. When someone uses pressure or coercion to get nude or sexually explicit photos from another person. This kind of sexting can start out consensual but go very wrong — and harmful.
Rape prosecutors in England and Wales given new advice over dating apps
Prosecutors are to receive new guidance on common myths and stereotypes in rape and sexual assault cases, in an attempt to turn the tide on plummeting rape prosecutions in England and Wales. Revamped advice from the Crown Prosecution Service will cover the use of dating apps and sending explicit photos, as well as the impact of trauma and striking the balance between privacy and a thorough investigation. Rape convictions in England and Wales have fallen to a record low.
It's also known as nude image sharing. Children and young people may consent to sending a nude image of themselves. They can also be forced or coerced into sharing images by their peers or adults online. If a child or young person originally shares the image consensually, they have no control over how other people might use it. If the image is shared around peer groups it may lead to bullying and isolation.