The RGP is reminding the public that it is an offence to possess, create or distribute images of sexual activity involving persons under the age of 18.
A spokesperson said: “It has become popular in recent times for such videos and images to be shared on social networks like Facebook and WhatsApp especially amongst the youth, who may believe that this is just for amusement.
“However just the sharing of such images, constitutes a serious criminal offence that may lead to a criminal conviction.
“If any member of the public receives an image of this nature the advice is to please delete it immediately to avoid further distribution.
“These images can cause a great deal of distress to the persons affected and their families.”