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17 July 2020
What Parents Need to Know About Texting

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Sexting, or sending nudes, is illegal for anyone under the age of 18. Despite this, recent research suggests that young people continue to share nude images of themselves, with one in five teenagers admitting they were pressured or blackmailed into it. Separate research also indicates an increase in so-called ‘sexts’ typed out by children during lockdown. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what sexting is all about.

The accessibility of smartphones now means that taking nude selfies or videos and sharing them with others can be done with relative ease and speed. But do children really understand the consequences? How do they say no? And how can parents discuss the dangers? Find out with this guide.

Created by online safety and social media expert, Jonathan Taylor, this guide aims to give parents a starting point for advice and support around sexting. As always, the guide also provides a number of useful tips for parents and carers to consider to help keep their children safe online.

To download the guide, please click here.

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