The same risks of potential bullying or stalking apply.
The word ‘sexting’ means when a sexual image or video is sent via a text message.
If someone doesn’t listen or you don’t feel able to, it can help to talk to us.
Sharing other people’s nudes Sharing someone else’s nudes or sexual videos without their consent is against the law, even when they’re over 18.It’s also against the law for anyone to save or share a nude or sexual video of you. Only the police can decide if they’re going to charge you with an offence after sexting.But it’s important to remember that the law is there to protect you, not get you into trouble.It could be a picture of you, but sometimes people send pictures and videos of other people.Messages could be to a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone online.If you’re worried about an image that’s sent, received or posted online, you can always visit the e Safety website to find out more about what you can do.If you’re still unsure about what to do and need to talk to someone about it, give us a call, start a Web Chat or send us an email and we’ll help you figure it out.It can also be against the law to threaten to share someone’s nudes or videos.Snaps automatically disappear once the person you sent them to has seen them. That means that they'll have a copy of the photo even after Snapchat deletes it.It can help to take a screenshot so you’ve got a record.The person who messaged you will see if you’ve taken a screenshot, so it’s important to think about how they might react if they knew.