Sexting is when you send or receive a message, photo or video that has sexual content in it. This might be words, pictures, or videos, including nude pictures or videos.
Why do people get involved in sexting?
When you have an intimate relationship with another person it can seem fun and exciting to send or receive pictures or messages like this.
However, taking, sending or receiving sexy or naked pictures of yourself or anyone else who is under the age of 18 can create serious problems. While you might want to send photos or videos like this to your boyfriend or girlfriend, there are some important things you need to know about and think about first.
Points to remember before sexting
If things go too far:
Sometimes, things can go too far and you can end up doing things you hadn’t planned on doing, or now regret.
If you have sent pictures or videos and now wish that you hadn’t, you can:
If someone sends you sexual images or videos:
If it keeps happening, you might need to report it to the Gardaí, with the support of an adult you trust.