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
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
Latest Sexting Articles
Give your Feedback on Online Safety Resources!
The University of Suffolk invites you to participate in a project to investigate what parents, guardians and professionals think about online safety resources created by Internet Matters and SWGfL
12th October 2020
SWGfL and Internet Matters Launch Inclusive Digital Safety Hub
We are so happy to have launched the new Inclusive Digital Safety Hub with Internet Matters! This brand new resource will equip and empower professionals, parents and carers who support vulnerable children.
8th October 2020
New Laws Proposed by Law Commission to Protect Victims of Online Abuse
The law commission has proposed new laws to protect victims from harmful online behaviour. Read about what has been proposed and what this means for online safety.
15th September 2020
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