hertfordshire police hot to avoid crime hertfordshrie police keeping safe
Crime prevention Hertfordshire
Why do young people sext?
how to avoid crime in hertfordshire policeThere are many reasons young people send sexts.  They might:
  • Feel like 'everyone else is doing it' even if they are not
  • Worry about being seen as 'not sexy' or 'frigid' so go along with it even though they feel uncomfortable
  • Feel under pressure to sext as a way of 'proving' their sexuality
  • Want someone's approval
  • Feel proud of their body and want to share it with others
  • Be in love with the person and trust them completely
  • Feel harassed, threatened or bullied into sending pictures
In 2013 a NSPCC/Childline survey of 450 teenagers from across the country found that 6 out of 10 teenagers said they had been asked for sexual images or videos.  Of those questioned, 40% said they had created a sexual image or video, and a quarter said they had sent one to someone else by text.

BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24539514, 2013

Keep up-to-date

Subscribe to our mailing list

Sign up here to receive updates on new modules and the latest news on Citizens Academy.
* indicates required