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Sexting Resources for Young People

If you are under 18, sexting can be a crime. To find out why sending sexually explicit texts messages could land you in trouble with the law, look at some of the resources below. For more resources that might be helpful, please look at any of the keywords below:

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Here are the resources we found for sexting for young people:

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

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.

Sending Nudes

Molly joins Childline to chat about how to handle the pressure of being asked to send nudes, and what to do if you receive one. You might not always feel pressured to send nudes, you might want to take them if you feel good about yourself but if you are under 18 it is illegal to take or send nude photographs.

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?

Webpage

Cam Sex

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.

Sexting

Sending a sexual test, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. Once you send message, you’re not in control of what happens to it. Even if it’s posted online, there are some things you can do. This webpage contains information and advice about sexting.

Sexting

‘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.

Organisation

Disrespect Nobody

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

Zipit App

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.

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

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.

Sending Nudes

Molly joins Childline to chat about how to handle the pressure of being asked to send nudes, and what to do if you receive one. You might not always feel pressured to send nudes, you might want to take them if you feel good about yourself but if you are under 18 it is illegal to take or send nude photographs.

Cam Sex

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.

Sexting

Sending a sexual test, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. Once you send message, you’re not in control of what happens to it. Even if it’s posted online, there are some things you can do. This webpage contains information and advice about sexting.

Sexting

‘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.

Organisation

Disrespect Nobody

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

Zipit App

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.

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

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.

Sending Nudes

Molly joins Childline to chat about how to handle the pressure of being asked to send nudes, and what to do if you receive one. You might not always feel pressured to send nudes, you might want to take them if you feel good about yourself but if you are under 18 it is illegal to take or send nude photographs.

Organisation

Disrespect Nobody

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.

Cam Sex

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.

Sexting

Sending a sexual test, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. Once you send message, you’re not in control of what happens to it. Even if it’s posted online, there are some things you can do. This webpage contains information and advice about sexting.

Sexting

‘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.

App / online service

Zipit App

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.