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Consent/Exploitation/Sexting

What is Sexting?

Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit (naked picture, underwear picture, ‘dirty pics’, sexual message) text, image or video on their mobile phone, usually in a text message.

There are a lot of reasons why people sext: everyone else is doing it, you’re in love and trust the person you’re sending to, you’re proud of your body, you’re pressured into doing it.

However BEFORE you send a photo, think about:

What could happen to it?
Once you press send, you no longer have control of it. It can be posted anywhere on the internet. It could end up on social networking sites or even porn sites.

Who might see it?
Don’t send anything you wouldn’t want your parents, teachers or friends or a possible future employer seeing. Even if you completely trust someone, other people could use their phone and might accidently see it and use it.

What are the risks?
Even if you use a webcam or an app like Snapchat, the person can take a screen shot in seconds.

Why do you want to send it?
If you want to impress somebody, you can do it in other ways. In most cases, sexting can have the opposite effect and you could be seen as somebody you’re not.

Is sexting against the law?

There are two elements to consider here, having sexting photos on your phone or computer and sending sexting photos or videos:

 

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