Revenge Porn Laws One Month On: West Mercia Police Reaction

13 May 2015, 06:08

It's a month since a new law was introduced that makes sending a sexually explicit image an offence which could land you in jail - and West Mercia Police has told Heart parents need to look out for the signs.

Some charities claim that 25 to 30 per cent of young people have been a victim of what's called revenge porn.

Police reckon it's widely under reported.

DCI Sean Palley says the new law is a lot stricter.

He said: "It was always an offence but it needed some clarity and focus on this phenomenon of revenge porn so people know you're subject to two years in prison if you go down that line."

"Keep an eye and use resources that are available out there to what your child is doing on the internet and on their smar phones."