18:23 AEST Tue Aug 7 2012
New laws needed for teen sexting: inquiry
"New laws should be introduced in Victoria to deal with sexting, with almost one fifth of children aged 10 to 15 having either sent or received a sext, an inquiry has been told.
The Victorian parliament is investigating the prevalence of sexting and the adequacy of laws to deal with the issue.
Sexts are considered child pornography if depicting someone aged under 18, even if the person pictured took the images themselves and willingly sent it to others, such as a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Anyone over 18 found guilty of possessing child pornography must be placed on the sex offenders register."