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
Online Safety Podcast
Official SWGfL online safety podcast
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
Managing Sexting Incidents
With the rise of sexting incidents involving young people, this guidance aims to help schools identify sexting incidents, manage them and escalate appropriately
Latest Sexting Articles
We all have an online reputation. What’s yours?
If you use the internet, you've got an online reputation (or digital footprint). Knowing what's out there and how to control it is important for everyone. This is how you do it.
20th January 2020
How to handle sexting incidents as a parent or teacher
It might feel like your worst nightmare, but sexting happens and if it goes wrong, the young people in your life need you to have the knowledge and resources to support them. This article will give you both.
6th January 2020
How SWGfL is helping to eliminate violence against women
November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. This day is a cause that means a great deal to SWGfL, as much of our work operating three helplines comes back to gendered violence.
25th November 2019
Anti-Bullying Tips from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
8 years on the frontline of online safety issues in the children's workforce has equipped the POSH practitioners with a unique insight into bullying online. Here, they share their expert advice.
14th November 2019