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Police warn children over naked selfies.

Byline: MARK BRANAGAN

GIRLS as young as nine are texting naked selfies unaware the photographs could end up being exploited or seen by sexual predators.

Police are warning them: "Once you press send, it is no longer in your control."

West Yorkshire Police said 121 cases of children sending nude images to each other were reported last year.

Officers have been raising awareness that even images sent to a friend you trust can end up in the wrong hands.

A spokesman said: "Any image you send can be shared. Once they have it, they have it forever and could use it against you.

"It could end up on social networking or porn sites."

The police also warned of the legal risks, saying: "Being involved in sending explicit pictures, where the person in them is under the age of 18, can be a criminal offence."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 22, 2016
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