David Cameron is refusing to act on the “premature sexualisation” of Britain’s young people, Labour has said.

The number of under-16-year-olds sharing explicit images or texts – known as “sexting” – has significantly increased over the last two years and shows that PSHE must be compulsory, said Labour’s education minister Lucy Powell.

Freedom of Information requests to the police by the party found a 1,200 per cent increase of under-16s “sexting” and an increasing number using hook-up app Tinder.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.