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Crime prevention Hertfordshire

What does 'sexting' mean?

Sexting is when someone shares sexual, naked or semi-naked images or videos of themselves or others, or send sexually explicit messages.  They can be sent using mobiles, tablets, smartphones, laptops or any device that allows the sharing of media and messages.

Sexting may also be called:

  • Trading nudes
  • Dirties
  • Pic for pic
They can be sent to or from a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone that has been met via social media channels or chat rooms.

This fifteen-minute course will cover:
  • What the law says
  • Why young people send sexts
  • Tips to help you talk with your child about the risks of sexting
  • Consequences of sexting
  • What to do if your child has been affected by, or involved in sexting
  • Further information and resources

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