Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video on their mobile phone.
Usually sent in a text message, sexting involves sending or receiving naked pictures or 'nudes', underwear shots, sexual or dirty pictures, rude text messages or videos.
It’s very easy for sexting to happen, even with someone you think is your friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone you’re friends with online.
Once you press send, you loose control of your image - it could appear on social media or even on porn sites. Your parents, teachers, grandparents and even future employers could see it.
You need to consider:
• Who might see it?
What are the risks?
• Who are you sending it to?
• Why do you want to send it?
If someone keeps asking you for a picture, tell your trusted adult and tell the person requesting photos to stop. You can send them a Zipit pic from Chidline’s app. Zipit helps you get flirty chat back on the right track. It's packed with killer comebacks and top tips to help you stay in control of your chat game.
If someone continues to ask for photos, you and your trusted adult can you can report them to CEOP.