Sexting is when someone sends or receives messages, photos, images or videos that are sexually explicit. This can be nude or naked selfies, rude pictures, semi naked photos, or anything that is of a sexual nature. Sometimes young people feel pressured to send these kind of pictures to ‘fit in’ or someone may have threatened to start a rumour or do something to them if they don’t. Whatever the reasons, sending and receiving these type of messages is wrong, and can be very damaging to everyone involved.
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If there is an image of you online you can report it to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) who work with Childline and they can help you get the image removed, please click the link for more information:
If an adult sends a sexually explicit image to a child or young person, this could be part of a grooming process and should be reported to CEOP, please click here for more information: