What is Sexting?

Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video.  This includes sending ‘nude pics’, ‘rude pics’ or ‘nude selfies’.  Pressuring someone into sending a nude pic can happen in any relationship and to anyone, whatever their age, gender or sexual preference.

It’s easy to think that everybody is sending these nude selfies – they’re not!  Putting pressure on someone to send a nude pic, or sharing someone’s picture without their permission, even if it’s a friend and they say it’s just banter is wrong and even illegal.

If you have shared a ‘nude pic’ of yourself, don’t worry, there is help available.

Should I send a nude picture to someone I've only met online?

No. If you’ve been chatting to someone online who you’ve never met and they ask for naked pictures, it’s not ok. You don’t know who you’re sending the picture to, so how can you trust them?

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