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Obviously, it’s important to explain to younger children that if taking, sending and receiving sexual or naked pictures is strictly for grown-ups, and if they receive or are encouraged to send them, it could lead to harmful situations such as stalking, abuse or blackmail. The UK Safer Internet Centre has developed two resources that provide advice and guidance to help young people consider the consequences of posting sexting images online and what they can do if they find themselves in a position where they have lost control of their images.It could be a picture of you, but sometimes people send pictures and videos of other people.Messages could be to a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone online.The same risks of potential bullying or stalking apply.The word ‘sexting’ means when a sexual image or video is sent via a text message.If you’re worried about an image that’s sent, received or posted online, you can always visit the e Safety website to find out more about what you can do.If you’re still unsure about what to do and need to talk to someone about it, give us a call, start a Web Chat or send us an email and we’ll help you figure it out.
When you’re under 18 it’s against the law to send nudes or sexual videos of you to anyone else. You can get in trouble if you threaten to share a nude, even if you don’t actually do it.It’s also against the law for anyone to save or share a nude or sexual video of you. Only the police can decide if they’re going to charge you with an offence after sexting.But it’s important to remember that the law is there to protect you, not get you into trouble.As a result South West Grid for Learning, the UK Safer Internet Centre coordinators, have updated advice for schools when responding and managing a sexting incidents to help schools assess and decide whether a sexting incident should be reported to the police.
If you would like further help or advice then our Professionals Online Safety Helpline is open from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm on 08 or via email at [email protected] Download the guidance With Friends Like These - film from the South West Grid for Learning A film depicting a real life scenario where a sexting image is shared with a trusted friend and then ends up shared around the school, getting out of control.It helps young people understand how quickly an image can be circulated and the online and offline bullying which may occur as a result.Sexting is when you send a sexual message, photo or video to someone else.It raises issues around trust, respect, privacy and the consequences of an impulsive decision.