Sexting normal for teenagers, warns police: Practice so widespread child protection officers now investigate at least one case every day

29A01AEB00000578-3123975-image-a-44_1434326560899Sexting has become normal behaviour among teenagers, the National Crime Agency has warned.

The practice has become so widespread that child protection officers are investigating at least one case involving sexting every day, according to CEOP Command, the NCA’s centre for tackling abuse.

Head of safeguarding Zoe Hilton said staff at the centre receive reports of ‘difficult and sometimes harmful’ situations linked to sexting where children ‘make themselves very vulnerable’.

She warned: ‘With smartphones and tablets, and new apps emerging all the time, this behaviour is becoming quite normal for teenagers.

‘They are copying what they see older young adults do.’

Source: Daily Mail