New 'sexting' guidance 'to avoid criminalising children'
Police in England and Wales are producing new guidelines designed to avoid "criminalising" children caught sending indecent images to each other.
Under current Home Office rules any such "sexting" incident reported to the police must be recorded as a crime.
The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) will advise teachers on when they should report such incidents.
It confirmed to the BBC that new guidelines were being developed but were in very early stages.