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…basically any device that allows you to share media and messages. Some of our children and young people are at risk of both receiving inappropriate messages and sending them so as parents, you need to be aware of how you can support them.
For further information and advice, please click on the links below:
For parents of younger children, the NSPCC have some great resources for teaching children about keeping themselves safe. Please take a look at the NSPCC “Let’s Talk Pants” with Pantosaurus and teach your children the underwear rule.
This document is a useful reference guide: ‘So you got naked online…”