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Texting & Sexting

The same advice applies to texting as it does to emailing or social networking: children could be duped into thinking they’re texting (and being texted by) someone, whereas in fact it’s a stranger who is on the other end.

The same risks of potential bullying or stalking apply.

The word ‘sexting’ means when a sexual image or video is sent via a text message. Obviously, it’s important to explain to younger children that if taking, sending and receiving sexual or naked pictures is strictly for grown-ups, and if they receive or are encouraged to send them, it could lead to harmful situations such as stalking, abuse or blackmail.

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These pages have been compiled with the kind assistance of  Norton and  Neighbourhood Watch