A great little message from Hampshire Constabulary to teenagers on dealing with sexting and nude selfies:
Is someone you’re speaking to online asking you to send nude selfies or sexual pics, or asking you to do things you feel uncomfortable to do? Pressuring, threatening or pushing someone to send sexual pics online is wrong!!
Did you know? It is an offence for any person to take, share or possess any sexual or nude image of a person U18
So what if you are U18?
- U18 and taking nude/sexual pics of yourself = offence
- U18 and having nude/sexual pics of yourself or others U18 on your phone/device = offence
- U18 and sending or sharing nude/sexual pics of yourslf or others U18 = offence
Remember: You don’t need to be an adult to commit sexual offences online – a criminal record can impact your future employment and freedom to travel abroad