If you’re concerned that your child needs more support or if you’re worried they’re behaving in a sexually inappropriate way, you can also speak to your GP or you may have community based services available to you.If you have any concerns about child sexual exploitation or grooming, contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
It's easy to send a photo or message but the sender has no control about how it's passed on.
When images are stored or shared online they become public.
Some people may think that images and videos only last a few seconds on social media and then they're deleted, but they can still be saved or copied by others.
This means that photos or videos which a young person may have shared privately could still be end up being shared between adults they don't know.
The most important way to keep your child safe is to discuss the dangers of sexting and to be supportive if problems do occur.