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Children investigated over 'sexting'

26 June 2014 Last updated at 10:44 BST

Children as young as 10 are being reported to police for sharing explicit photos of each other over mobile phones and social media, a BBC investigation has found.

Freedom of Information requests to secondary schools and police forces across Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Sussex, Surrey and Wiltshire have revealed a sharp increase in incidents of "sexting" between underage pupils.

The investigation found teachers have begun referring many incidents to police and child safeguarding teams.

In some cases police have pressed charges for so-called sexting incidents involving minors.

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