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Select your country and county to help us locate your nearest support service. Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit image, video or text, usually on a mobile phone. This content has been written for children and young people. It seems like everyone is taking selfies. But sexting — creating or sharing sexual images or videos of or young person under 18 — is actually illegal.
By sending explicit images, according to the law you are producing and distributing indecent images of children — which means you could be prosecuted for it, even if you have given your permission for this to happen and know the person you are sending it to. It can easily happen. Once you send a photo or an image to someone you lose control of where it goes next.
Even someone you like or trust could send it on to their friends, or save it somewhere online. Remember, pictures you take and send privately may become public and permanent — and the police may even get involved.
These include:. Sexting friends am I doing it? Are there other, less permanent ways of showing your boyfriend or girlfriend that you care? Do you feel under pressure to send one? Are you doing sexting friends for you or for them? Think about the consequences of not sending the picture — are they worse than what could happen if you do send it? Do you think the other person will think less of you? If so, then do they really care about you? Would I do it face to face? Would you put it on a billboard? Would you share it with your dad, mum, nan or teacher? Yes, it is only a picture.
What if your mum, dad, school friends or teacher saw it? Bullies go for it: you may have heard stories of teenagers who have been badly bullied because of naked pictures online. This can be a very upsetting situation, but posting sexual pictures of anyone under the age of 18 online is against the law, and there are things you can do to make sexting friends the pictures are taken down. Talk to an adult you can trustthey can help you to work out what to do next. You or they can contact the person who posted the material and demand they take it down. These are regarded as serious crimes, and letting your former partner know that they could face a prison sentence may be enough to get them to take down the pictures.
If not, you may want to think about reporting this to the police. So if someone takes sexual photographs or video of you, they are breaking the law — even if they are your partner. The police have said that young people engaging in sexting are unlikely to face prosecution as first time offenders, but any situation like this will still be investigated to make sure that the young people involved are not at risk.
If someone has sexual photographs sexting friends videos of you, you have little control over how they use them, or who they send them to. Although they are breaking the law by having them on their device, or by distributing them, it can also be very upsetting for you if they do decide to send them to other people.
Talk to an adult you can trust — maybe a youth worker, your support worker, a teacher or your parents — about what is happening. And you can about how to stay safe online and protect yourself. This is a free, safe and secure online space where you can work through interactive guides to help you move forward after crime. Childline — hour support for young people, both on the phone and through online chats and message boards, on sexual assault, sexual abuse and a range of other issues: Thinkuknow — provides information for children and young people on sex, relationships and the internet.
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