Slough Safeguarding Children

Sexting

Sexting means sharing sexual pictures.

Don't feel pressurised into doing anything online, or send revealing pictures of yourself. 

Tell your parents or another adult that you trust if anyone ever tries to pressure you to do so.

You can't be sure who people online really are. It's not safe to share personal pictures or information with anyone you have only met online.

Once you’ve pressed send you can’t take it back. Content posted online can last forever and could be shared publicly by anyone, anywhere in the world. This includes pictures that you email or text.

If a revealing selfie has been published online:

  • Report the image to the social networks it appears on, so that they will take it down. You can find out how to do this for some of the most popular sites on the Think U Know website.

  • Report the image to the Internet Watch Foundation if you need their help removing it from a site - iwf.org.uk

Where to get help

 Report to CEOP if you are worried about grooming, sexual abuse or exploitation, at ceop.police.uk

CEOP has produced four short films packed with information and where to get help. You can watch the films on the Think U Know website.

Useful Links

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.