Sexting websites online
Sexting includes: If you’ve been threatened or you’ve had images of you shared it can have a big effect on you.
Some young people feel guilty, worried or even ashamed of what happened. Nobody ever has the right to share images of you without your consent.
It’s also against the law for anyone to save or share a nude or sexual video of you. Only the police can decide if they’re going to charge you with an offence after sexting.
But it’s important to remember that the law is there to protect you, not get you into trouble.
The resource can also be used by parents in helping them understand and support their children.
It is a help guide for young people who are worried about images or videos they have taken of themselves or others which are available on the internet It has really practical information about image sharing, advice about what you can do to manage the situation, and organisations that can provide help. resource, created by South West Grid for Learning In September 2015 the National Police Chief Council released a statement on the procedure they have to take when a ‘sexting’ incident is reported to the police.
The same risks of potential bullying or stalking apply.
The word ‘sexting’ means when a sexual image or video is sent via a text message.
Sharing other people’s nudes Sharing someone else’s nudes or sexual videos without their consent is against the law, even when they’re over 18.
Obviously, it’s important to explain to younger children that if taking, sending and receiving sexual or naked pictures is strictly for grown-ups, and if they receive or are encouraged to send them, it could lead to harmful situations such as stalking, abuse or blackmail.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has developed two resources that provide advice and guidance to help young people consider the consequences of posting sexting images online and what they can do if they find themselves in a position where they have lost control of their images.
If you’ve shared a message or picture with someone who doesn’t want it: If you're over 18 and someone’s shared a naked or sexual picture of you without your consent, they’re breaking the law.
Lots of social media sites can take images of you down if you report it, but this may not always happen.