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My teacher is sending me inappropriate pictures

Your Question

My teacher is sending me some really inappropriate pictures of himself and I am really scared and i don’t know what to, he wants me to meet him now that is summer. 

Answer

Hi there,  

Welcome to Ask Alex. Thank you for getting in touch about what is going on for you. You have been so brave and courageous in doing so. We know this can be a really hard thing to do especially when we are scared.  

We are very concerned that your teacher is sending you inappropriate images, this is illegal and not ok. Have you spoken to anyone about this? It is important that you are not alone in this. Do you have a trusted adult you can tell? They can support you with this and the process moving forward. If you are scared of reaching out to an adult, you can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66 who can support you in figuring out the best way to tell someone in your life.  

You have the right to feel safe and protected. In Ireland, you should report this to An Garda Síochána immediately, your trusted adult can help you with this . They have special units that deal with situations like this and can help protect you. For further advice and information, visit www.webwise.ie. They provide excellent resources on how to stay safe online and what to do if things go wrong. Remember, this is not your fault, and there are people and services ready to help you through this. 

Lastly, you can always contact us at Childline. You can reach us by freephone at 1800 66 66 66 or by Messenger at www.childline.ie (just click on the purple chat icon). We are confidential, non-judgmental, and available 24/7. We’re here to support you, for any reason, at any time. 

Take care, 

Alex 

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