Sexting, Jeremy Hunt and the ban that never was

Image: Warren Wong on Unsplash ‘Jeremy Hunt proposes ban on sexting for under-18s,’ ran the headline from The Guardian. The health secretary was giving evidence at the Commons health committee on suicide prevention and had proposed that the makers of social media apps should use the technology available to them to block ‘sexting’ images for users under 18. ‘I think social media companies need to step up to the plate and show us how they can be the solution to the issue of mental ill health amongst teenagers, and not the cause of the problem,’ he told the committee. ‘Because there is technology that can identify sexually explicit pictures and prevent it being transmitted.’ Hunt also called on

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