What Is Sexting?
Sexting is a term used to describe the sharing of intimate images or videos with another person.
This content can be anything from texts, partial nudity right up to sexual images or video. Very often it is between partners, but can be between groups and can use a whole range of devices, technologies and online spaces. The most common ones are by text, private message on social networks or apps such as Kik, Oovoo, Instagram or Skype.
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Sexting Products & Resources
Professionals Online Safety Helpline
Online Safety helpline for professionals who work with children and young people in the UK
So You Got Naked Online
A resource that offers strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents
Online Safety Podcast
Official SWGfL online safety podcast
Young People Pressured into Sending Nudes
A research programme on young people’s experience of sending and sharing nude and nearly nude images, otherwise known as sexting. Published December 2017
Responding to & Managing Sexting Incidents
This guidance aims to help schools identify sexting incidents, manage them and escalate appropriately
Latest Sexting Articles
COVID-19: Impact on Helplines
What impact did lockdown have on our helplines? What trends were seen and how did things change? You can read all about it from POSH, RP Helpline and Report Harmful Content
29th July 2020
The New Online Resilience Tool for Education Professionals
The POSH helpline has been teaming up with HeadStart Kernow to help and advise them on the new Online Resilience Tool which provides a practical way for education professionals to assess young people’s online behaviour.
20th July 2020
Coronavirus - Staying connected and Keeping Safe at Home
Keeping in touch with loved ones and most importantly staying safe is important during self-isolation - hear what our professionals have to say.
25th March 2020
Coronavirus, What You Need to Know - Professionals & Parents
With remote learning now taking full effect, there are a few things to keep in mind if you're a professional or a parent now working from home.
23rd March 2020