The boy, from County Durham, is the youngest person to be probed for sexting by police forces in England and Wales who responded to a BBC Newcastle request for information.
There have been more then 4,000 cases since 2013 where children up to the age of 16 have taken explicit photos of themselves and sent them to others.
But when a teenager (meaning a minor between 13 and 17) creates, sends, or receives a sext message in Illinois, he or she may have committed the criminal offense of child pornog raphy.Sexting is a recent phenomenon, fueled by widespread availability of affordable mobile phones with picture-taking and sending capabilities.Although just over two-thirds of those teens meant those images for their boyfriend or girlfriend, 25 percent of teen girls and 33 percent of teen boys admit they have had sext messages meant for someone else shared with them.Of course, it depends on so many things – the relationship you are in, how long you have been together, how open your relationship is, how often your partner was ‘sexting’ behind your back, and to whom, and so on. Often, the partner suddenly begins coming to bed in the early-morning hours, may leap out of bed earlier and bolt to his smartphone for a pre-work text or email. A demand for privacy – If someone begins cheating on their spouse, whether online or in real life, they will often go to great lengths to hide the truth from their wife or husband.But if it did happen to you, how on earth would you deal with it? Because these are virtual relationships, it is hard to tell if you dealing with an online affair or your very own sexting scandal. With an online affair, this attempt usually leads to the search for greater privacy and secrecy surrounding their mobile or computer usage.