As selfies have become more popular, so has the trend for young people sharing revealing photos or videos of themselves online. Often these pictures are sent to a boyfriend or girlfriend but they can involve some level of persuasion or pressure.
The consequences of sharing sexual pictures or 'sexting' can be severe but there are things you can do to protect your child and make sure they realise that a playful selfie may have serious consequences.
If you do find out that your child has sent or shared a revealing selfie online:
Call First Contact on 01753 690450 if you are concerned about a child.
Everyone has a duty to keep children safe. If you have concerns about a child's welfare or suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, report it.