Sexting websites online
If you’re worried about an image that’s sent, received or posted online, you can always visit the e Safety website to find out more about what you can do.If you’re still unsure about what to do and need to talk to someone about it, give us a call, start a Web Chat or send us an email and we’ll help you figure it out.If you’ve shared a message or picture with someone who doesn’t want it: If you're over 18 and someone’s shared a naked or sexual picture of you without your consent, they’re breaking the law.Lots of social media sites can take images of you down if you report it, but this may not always happen.
When you’re under 18 it’s against the law to send nudes or sexual videos of you to anyone else. You can get in trouble if you threaten to share a nude, even if you don’t actually do it.
Obviously, it’s important to explain to younger children that if taking, sending and receiving sexual or naked pictures is strictly for grown-ups, and if they receive or are encouraged to send them, it could lead to harmful situations such as stalking, abuse or blackmail.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has developed two resources that provide advice and guidance to help young people consider the consequences of posting sexting images online and what they can do if they find themselves in a position where they have lost control of their images.
If you’re both under 18 and you’re in a healthy relationship, then it’s unlikely the police would want to prosecute either of you. But it’s against the law to send a nude or any kind of sexual image or video to someone under 18.
Asking for or viewing sexual images of someone who’s under 18 is a crime.
It’s also against the law to send a nude or video of someone who was under 18 at the time, but is an adult now.