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Here are the resources we found for sexting for parents and families:
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Nude Selfies – When Should You Be Worried?
This is a free to access resource, available through YouTube. This is film 3 of 4 from the NCA-CEOP Command’s Thinkuknow education programme’s new resource called ‘Nude Selfies- What parents and carers need to know’. Film 3 helps parents and carers to understand how to respond if their child discloses that they have shared nude or nearly nude images by risk assessing the different contexts in which images may be shared.
Sexting, Banter & Porn
In this video, you hear testimonies of young people who told their stories to the first parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment in schools. This video talks about everything from young people’s experiences of sexting, so called banter and pornography. The report itself and this video highlights failings to support students who are being sexually harassed in schools.
Nude Selfies – How You Can Get Help?
This is a free to access resource, available through YouTube. This is film 4 of 4 from the NCA-CEOP Command's Thinkuknow education programme's new resource called 'Nude Selfies- What parents and carers need to know'. Film 4 helps parents and carers learn about how to get help and support if their child shares nude or nearly nude images.
Nude Selfies – Talking to your Child
This is a free to access resource, available through youtube. This is film 2 of 4 from the NCA-CEOP Command’s Thinkuknow education programme’s new resource called ‘Nude Selfies – What Parents and Carers Need to Know’. Film 2 helps parents and carers learn about effective strategies for talking to their child about nude or nearly nude images.
Sexting is a verb that describes sending sexually explicit content. The term ‘sexting’ describes the use of technology to share intimate images of yourself. It is a word-mix of sex and texting. The content can vary from text messages to images of partial nudity to sexual images or videos.
How Much Sexting Goes On?
The teenage desire for risk-taking, plus interest in sexual exploration, plus constant connectivity all combine to create a perfect storm for sexting. According to Claire Lilley, head of child safety online at the NSPCC, sexting can involve a range of things, from ‘a nude or provocative picture in their underwear, to a rude text or video.’
App / online service
The highly regarded ZipIt App from ChildLine is designed for teens to seize back control of an online chat that is heading in a direction they are not comfortable with. If someone’s trying to get you to send them naked images of yourself, use the images and tips in Zipit to keep the situation in control.