If you shared a naked pic or video and someone is threatening you or you shared it because someone pressured or forced you, it is never too late to get help.
Don't give in to threats or send any more pictures.
Taking selfies is so popular even politicians and priests are doing it! Whether it’s to your boyfriend or girlfriend or someone you’ve met online, a quick snap can have long term consequences.
There’s nothing wrong with a few snaps of your smile but what about a bit more? You're chatting online, and things are getting hot. REMEMBER - If you have shared something you regret, or you’re being bullied because of it, it’s never too late to get help. You might be worried about talking to an adult but they are likely to be more understanding than you think. Confidential means not telling anyone else what you’ve said.
Would you take your clothes off if you were face to face? Nudes, sexts, fanpics - whatever you call them - taking pics of your bits and sending them to someone else is never a good idea.
Do you feel under pressure because they’ve sent you one?
The rule with sexting is that if you don't want everyone to see photos of you, don't send them to anyone.
This is good advice, but it's also an "abstinence only" approach.
If you decide to go through with it, there are ways to protect yourself.
You can send something in an instant, but think - why am I doing this?
Talk to someone you trust like a parent, carer or a teacher. This means that whatever you say stays between you and Child Line.
Talking about a problem can be the first step to solving it. They would only need to tell someone else if: Call them on 0800 1111. You can also visit to speak to a counsellor online.
If you don't want to talk to someone you know you can call Child Line, the free helpline for young people. If an image has been shared on social networks or other sites you can report the image to sites where it's been shared. If the site doesn't have any way to report the image you can call Child Line and they will report it to the Internet Watch Foundation who can get the image taken down.