Sexting

Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video on their mobile phone, usually in a text message. These can include:

  • naked pictures or ‘nudes’
  • ‘underwear shots’
  • sexual or ‘dirty pics’
  • rude text messages or videos

They can be sent from a boyfriend, girlfriend, friend or someone you have met online. You could even receive these types of messages from someone who you do not know. You may have also sent a sexual video, message or picture to someone else.

Click on the following links to find out how to stay in control and what to do if a picture gets into the wrong hands:

https://www.e-safetysupport.com/articles/13/sexting#.VHMJmPmsXgk

http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/onlinesafety/pages/sexting.aspx

http://www.westmercia.police.uk/internet-safety/sexting/