What do you do if someone you're involved with gets a little too carried away with sexting for your taste?Or what if the person sexting you is a friend, co-worker, or complete stranger who just won't stop?"I’ve just found out my daughter has been sent some nude selfies on this instant messaging app.She had been speaking to these people and they started sending her inappropriate images and asked her to send them things." Remind your child they can contact Childline at any time if they want to talk to someone about how they’re feeling, our trained counsellors can give free non-judgmental advice and support.They can also offer support to any other children that've been affected.
Find out more about legislation on child abuse images.
Thinkuknow have created short videos to help parents understand why children ‘sext’, how to talk to them about it and what to do if their child is affected.
work to help parents keep their children safe online.
If you’re concerned that your child needs more support or if you’re worried they’re behaving in a sexually inappropriate way, you can also speak to your GP or you may have community based services available to you.
If you have any concerns about child sexual exploitation or grooming, contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).