In the same Act, offences under Sections 8 and 10 cover inciting or causing a child to engage in sexual activity – perhaps closer to what we would typically think of as grooming.
Will “sexual” be objectively assessed, or will the sender’s motivations be paramount?
Last year, Planned Parenthood launched a national service for online chat and text that has been answering questions just like these.
A few more interesting tidbits: Text PPINFO, or click the Chat Now button on the Planned Parenthood website to be connected to someone who can answer your questions.
Planned Parenthood reported at the American Public Health Association meeting that there have been over 264,000 chats and texts so far.
There’s something going on down there that’s stressing you out. The service is staffed by trained sexual health educators who get back to you in real time.