You have been warned - Protection of Children Act 1978 (England and Wales)

Posting pictures of minors is illegal. The person who posts/distributes is liable to prosecution and up to 10 years in prison.

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Ignorance is not so blissful no more boyos


Makes no difference if they are included in the ToS or not. Non inclusion to the ToS does not render the legislation inapplicable.

And even if they are included, nobody bothers to read the ToS, except after the fact, so it wouldnt act as a deterrent in any effective way.

In any case, thats up to the Doc.


Are all of these included in the TOS? Might it be necessary to do this?


Actually, similar legislation exists throughout the world, including the US. In addition to the statutory rights of minors, online conduct that is intended to threaten, harass, demean, embarrass, humiliate, and target other people, is regarded as cyber harassment (cyber-bullying). Specifically, the following conduct is a real no no:

Harassing someone online by shaming, embarrassing, demeaning, or humiliating them

Impersonating someone online

Making threats to physically harm another person

Threatening to kill someone

Posting or texting something obscene

Engaging in sexting either by sending photos or videos or by requesting them

Extorting someone sexually (sometimes called sextortion)

Stalking someone digitally

Posting, watching or requesting child pornography

Committing hate crimes based on race, gender, sexual orientation or religion

Taking and/or posting a photo of someone when they expect privacy (like locker rooms and bathrooms)

If someone is cyber-bullied because of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion, it may overlap with discriminatory harassment and civil rights laws. Even in countries where no cyber-bullying legislation exists, many cyber-bullying cases wind up getting prosecuted as hate crimes, impersonation, harassment under the Criminal Code and violations under the Computer Fraud legislation. This is especially applicable to the USA where there is no cyber-bullying legislation at the federal level.
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Similar legislation exists in all EU countries


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