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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.



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