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This could be via mobile phones, social networks, s or social apps such as Facebook or Snapchat. You might sext a partner, a friend, or someone you've met online to show them you care, to get their attention and boost your self-esteem, or simply for fun if your friends are sexting contacts uk you on. Sending somebody a sexual message or photo might seem necessary or exciting at the time, but it can be dangerous.
The consensual sharing of an image between two teenagers of a similar age in a relationship will not generally be treated as a crime, however, it could be in other scenarios, such as those involving exploitation, grooming or bullying. Once you have sent your images to somebody, you have lost control of them. You may love or trust that person at the time, but this relationship could break down or you might grow apart. At this point, the respect between you could change and your image might be posted publicly to social networks or porn sites as revenge.
It may also be shown to people that you hadn't wanted to see it. This is sexual bullying and can be humiliating. Everything you do online leaves a digital footprint, and even if you think something has been deleted, it still exists in cyberspace and could resurface in years to come.
Your friends, families, teachers, the police, prospective employers… Anybody could see that image of you and it could affect your future. The consequences can be much scarier too. Police have warned that sexting can expose young adults to the risk of being exploited by paedophiles or sexual predators. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre say that some material being circulated can find its way onto forums being used by child sex offenders.
Young people have been blackmailed with their own photos, and paedophiles have also been found to pose as the person in the picture to trap other victims. It's very normal to send a sext and wish you hadn't. Sometimes we get caught up in the moment or assume that everything will be fine, and sometimes it isn't. You might feel ashamed, guilty or anxious which is very normal, however please remember that you're not alone - we've met hundreds of young people who have been in a similar situation. Thankfully, there sexting contacts uk steps you can take to make things better and ensure it doesn't happen again.
It is always worth having an honest conversation with the person you sent the image to. Hopefully they will be understanding if you simply ask them to delete it. While you can't control what someone will do with an image, talking to them about it as soon as possible can help to make sure they won't pass it on. If you feel the situation cannot be sorted between yourself and the recipient of your mesage, you sexting contacts uk need to talk to somebody else about it as soon as possible. This could be your mum, dad, carer or a school teacher. This might be embarrassing, but far less so than potential consequences further down the line.
Your school should have a policy on dealing with these sorts of problems and can confiscate mobiles if they are believed to hold sexual images. They will contact the website to try and remove it without anyone else being involved. If you need any help or support with this, you can call us any time. Remember that the long term consequences of sexting can be more devastating than any negative reaction you may get from somebody initially. Childline have a fantastic app called Zipit to help you stay in control of any situation where somebody may be trying to make you send a sexual image of yourself.
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