RCMP have charged three teenage boys in Kamloops, B.C. with distributing child pornography, after an investigation which began in January into the alleged exchange of inappropriate material online.

Police were called to investigate after Kamloops, B.C. School District staff learned about the alleged incident, which involved students from throughout the district.

RCMP are saying little else due to standard publication bans under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which prevents identification of the students allegedly involved.

However, police say they are working with the school district and individuals identified during the investigation to make sure they receive support.

Since the investigation began, RCMP have reminded parents to pay attention to what their children are doing online.

"The message to parents remains the same, that you need to be engaged with your children’s online and social media activities," said RCMP Cpl Cheryl Bush.

"This can lead to tough or uncomfortable conversations, but these conversations are critical."