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As a result South West Grid for Learning, the UK Safer Internet Centre coordinators, have updated advice for schools when responding and managing a sexting incidents to help schools assess and decide whether a sexting incident should be reported to the police.If you would like further help or advice then our Professionals Online Safety Helpline is open from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm on 08 or via email at [email protected] Download the guidance With Friends Like These - film from the South West Grid for Learning A film depicting a real life scenario where a sexting image is shared with a trusted friend and then ends up shared around the school, getting out of control.It helps young people understand how quickly an image can be circulated and the online and offline bullying which may occur as a result.Sexting is when you send a sexual message, photo or video to someone else.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.Sharing other people’s nudes Sharing someone else’s nudes or sexual videos without their consent is against the law, even when they’re over 18.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.
Make a report If you receive an abusive or worrying message.
It could be a picture of you, but sometimes people send pictures and videos of other people.
Messages could be to a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone online.
It’s also against the law for anyone to save or share a nude or sexual video of you. Only the police can decide if they’re going to charge you with an offence after sexting.
But it’s important to remember that the law is there to protect you, not get you into trouble.
It can also be against the law to threaten to share someone’s nudes or videos.