Sexting has been identified as an emerging online phenomenon among adolescents.
Sexting is when someone shares sexual, naked or semi-naked images or videos of themselves or others, or sends sexually explicit messages. They can be sent using mobiles, tablets, smartphones, laptops — any device that allows you to share media and messages.
Although it may seem like everyone is doing it and just harmless fun; as soon as you send a naked pic or nudes you instantly lose control of what then happens with that image. Even on snapchat a picture can be screenshot if expected, therefore think seriously before sending a nude selfie or video as you never know when such an image may resurface and what the implications of that picture could be in the future — such as for job applications, university applications.
Having that image on your phone, sending it to others and putting that image on a website are all criminal sexual offences too even if you both agreed to it taking the picture at the time. For further details and to download:.
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Sexting What is sexting? Why not check out these helpful tips on things to think about before sending a photo or video? For further details and to download:. NHS Choices Sexting do you know the risks?
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