The internet can be fun and a great way to talk to friends, play games, watch videos and listen to music. But not everyone online is real or honest about who they say they are and not all information on the web can be trusted. Remember to stay safe!
Taking sexually explicit pictures of yourself and sharing them on the internet or by text has risks attached to it:
In 2015 the offence of revenge porn was introduced where intimate images are shared on the internet to cause distress to a specific victim.
Sometimes a child or young person is groomed to send sexually explicit images by an adult who then uses them to blackmail or trap the child.
The following organisations can also help you and give you free confidential advice:
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Online safety advice, activities, games and films for young people, parents, teachers and professionals
A CEOP website for children, parents and professionals which covers online safety and internet use. A website where you can report concerns.
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors