If you want to ask a question or talk through any issues or concerns, call the Stop it Now! The helpline is available from 9am-9pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm Fridays.
Alternatively you can contact us for help and advice via email at this address: [email protected], with a response in 48 hours.
Photos and videos are often created via webcam or Smartphone camera, and are shared on social networking sites such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, messaging services such as Whatsapp, and video sharing sites such as You Tube.
If a young person under the age of 18 engages in sexting by creating an explicit photo or video of themselvesthen they have potenitally created an indecent image of a child.
If your child is communicating with someone online that they don’t know in person, it could be anyone. Teach your child not to communicate with someone they don’t know. Personal information posted online by a child can help a stranger find them.
The police’s priority is those who profit from sexual images.
• 56% are not aware of instances where images and videos were distributed further than the intended recipient.
• 70% knew the sender; the majority were peers or current girlfriends or boyfriends.
— With more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly climbed higher on the public’s list of major health concerns for children across the U. Compared with 2014, Internet safety rose from the eighth to the fourth biggest problem, ahead of school violence and smoking, in the 2015 annual survey of top children’s health concerns conducted by the C. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
Sexting saw the biggest jump, now the sixth top-ranked issue, up from thirteenth. P., director of the National Poll on Children’s Health and professor of pediatrics and internal medicine in the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit at the U-M Medical School.