Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video on their mobile phone, usually in a text message. If someone has sent a picture of you on to their friends, remember this is not your fault.

How can sexting affect you? Click the image above to find out.

It’s great to be able to share pictures and videos with your friends online, and see what they’ve been up to. Mobile phones, webcams and digital cameras have made it really easy to do this, and posting things on social networking sites for your friends to see is fun.

Some people, however, might encourage you to send them pictures of yourself naked, or film yourself doing things that you may not be happy about. They may also pressure you to look at indecent pictures of other people they have, and to encourage your friends to get involved.

Once these images have been taken and sent to others, you lose control of them and they can end up anywhere. They can easily be posted on websites such as Facebook  and YouTube and be seen by hundreds or even thousands of people. They could be seen by friends and family, a future employer or by someone who might be dangerous and have bad intentions.
If you were the one who sent the images in the first place, it can put you in a vulnerable position. Someone you may or may not know could use technology to bully, harass or even try to find where you live. If you wouldn’t pass these images around your school or show your mum or dad, then you don’t want to share them over your mobile phone or your computer.

What if someone is asking me to do things and I don't know who they are? Click on the image below to find out.


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