The Netherlands makes adult sexchatting with minors punishable
Sexting with children, or sending sexually explicit photos and videos via the Internet, was already punishable by law. This wasn’t the case yet for sexchatting since it is a relatively new concept. Sexchatting is communicating via the Internet in a sexual manner.
“If adults are systematically communicating with children in a sexual manner, this is detrimental to their development,” writes Dutch Minister of Justice, Fred Grapperhaus.
Making sexchatting with children punishable by law is part of a larger plan to modernize laws on morality and sex offenses, the goal of which is to offer more and better protection for victims. This crucial success was made possible in part by the lobbying efforts of our partners, Fier CKM and Defence for Children.