59% of Kids on Social Media by Age 10
Gardai say children as young as nine have been known to share images of a sexual nature. here.
A conference organised by the National Organisation for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers heard from international experts about the prevalence of sexting among young teenagers.
Superintendent Declan Daly from the Garda National Protective Services Bureau, says they have prosecuted children for sending sexual images, but prevention is far more desirable;
Almost 60 percent of children are social networking by the age of 10, despite rules against it.
Internet safety experts are calling for education on online safety to be introduced at primary school level.
And they say its vital that parents talk to their children about online behaviour, and sexting.
Juliette Gash reports;
The conference in Dublin is organised by NOTA, the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers. Membership is open to any professional whose work concerns intervention with sexually aggressive individuals regardless of their age, race, gender or sexual preference. With a growing multi-disciplinary membership comprised of practitioners, managers and policy makers from the public, private and voluntary sectors, NOTA is able to bring a wide variety of perspectives to intervention with sexual aggressors.