In a recent court case, a landmark decision was delivered in relationship to sexting involving young people. In this case the young person was groomed into sending images to a teacher in her school and involved over 20 images changing hands.
The process is not unique and is typical of the way cases like this progress but what makes it ground-breaking is that it is the first time that a victim has been awarded compensation. This has set a precedent and means that anyone manipulated into sending or receiving a sexually-explicit message or image, and who suffers psychological harm as a result, can now bring a claim. In the their response to the case, the NSPCC said awards of damages were important but risked being misused.
For more information on the case follow this link to the BBC News website