Most teachers know of pupils who have used social media to share sexual messages, pictures or videos, a survey by a teachers’ union suggests.
A poll of 1,304 teachers by the NASUWT union indicated most pupils involved in such incidents were aged 13 to 16, but some were aged as young as seven.
The government said young people must be made aware of the risks and dangers.
The survey comes after the Labour Party accused the government of “refusing to protect the smartphone generation”.
Labour called for compulsory age-appropriate sex education in all of England’s schools and for official guidance to be updated.
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