Sending a sexual text, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. Once a message has been sent, the sender is not in control of what happens to it. Childline has some really useful advice for children and young people about sending sexual images.
Children and young people can find out:
What they can do if they have already shared images
Is sexting legal?
Things to think about before sending a photo or video
What to do is someone asks them to send a photo
What to do if someone sends them sexual images
There is also a downloadable app called Zipit which helps children and young people stay in control of their chat game. So if you are not sure where to signpost your child for advice about sexting, why not take a look at Childline.