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Here are the resources we found for sexting for young people:
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Private Pictures Rarely Stay Private
Sharing a picture with your partner, or someone online can often feel like something you’re sharing between the two of you. But when happens when it’s shared with someone else?
The Dangers of Sexting
Sexting can seem harmless, but you never know who can see what you’re sending. This video from Fixers UK explores the reasons we should think before we share.
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.
Revenge porn is when someone shares naked or sexual pictures or videos of you without your consent. Emma had this happen to her a few years ago when someone hacked into her emails, so she’s joined with Childline to give first-hand advice on what you can do if this happens to you.
‘Sexting’ describes the use of technology to share sexual and sexually implied content. This content includes texts, photos of partial nudity and sexual images or video. This could be shared between partners, peers and strangers. Individuals may use a range of technology to share the content.
Sexting: Do you know the Risks?
Sending sexual messages or sexually explicit pictures of yourself to someone you know might seem harmless, but what happens if these are seen by other people? This webpage from NHS Choices provides you with the facts, the risks and how to protect yourself.
Worried about someone online asking for naked pictures? Think those pictures you shared are private? Think again. This web page discusses the ins and outs of sharing images online and who to talk to if someone has taken your images and shared them against your will.
Disrespect Nobody is a Government campaign targeted at young people in order to educate them about sexual health, relationships, and abuse. This website contains a lot of fun videos and quizzes that can help you gain knowledge on all these topics. Remember it is not okay to feel pressured in a relationship, it’s not okay to have sex when you don’t feel like it and it’s not okay for someone to demand naked pictures from you. You are in control of your body.
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.