Cybersex is commonly performed in Internet chat rooms (such as IRC, talkers or web chats) and on instant messaging systems.It can also be performed using webcams, voice chat systems like Skype, or online games and/or virtual worlds like Second Life.Encouraging or inciting someone to take or send 'sexts' can also be illegal.As well as the legal consequences, there are other issues to 'sexting' including the emotional and reputational damage this can cause.an employer, friends or even a paedophile Anyone who has or passes on indecent images of someone under 18 is actually breaking the law.
Imagination and suspension of disbelief are also critically important.
Think before you take a picture - would you be happy for your parents, teacher or local police officer to see it?
If you are concerned someone is sending your child indecent images, you can report it on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) website.
Just when it seemed the epidemic of teenage "sexting" couldn't get any worse, fears have been expressed about a new technology that allows adolescents to permanently erase explicit photographs seconds after sending them.
Every day, millions of teens use the mobile-phone application Snapchat to share often revealing shots, which vanish into the cyber-ether after a heartbeat, their parents none the wiser.