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Useful webinar for parents for advice on how to keep your children safe online
What is sexting?
Sexting is when someone shares sexual, naked or semi-naked images or videos of themselves or others, or sends sexually explicit messages.
They can be sent using mobiles, tablets, smartphones, and laptops - any device that allows you to share media and messages.
Sexting may also be called:
- trading nudes
- pic for pic
The following website will give you more information about how to keep your child safe online
Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation have come together to provide a service where children can request the removal of sexual images of themselves which have been shared online. As part of that process the child would be asked to provide a link to where the image is stored online, rather than send the image itself. The child is also required to verify their identity and age and this is done through the YOTI app. YOTI will not store images of the child’s ID following the verification process.
The website below will take you to the appropriate page where you can
REPORT AN IMAGE OR VIDEO Nude image of you online? We can help you take it down.
The Breck Foundation is raising the awareness of playing safe whilst using the internet. Breck Bednar was a 14 year old boy, from Caterham, Surrey who loved technology and online gaming. He was groomed via the internet and murdered on February 17th 2014 by someone he met online. This foundation has been set up in his memory to help other young people enjoy playing online but crucially to be aware of some simple rules to stay safe. Always remember that the friends made online are not like your real friends. Play Virtual/Live Real