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Someone leaked my nudes

Your Question

Someone from my school leaked my nudes and now everyone knows! My parents found out! I am 17! I want to kill myself, I can’t do this!

Answer

Hi there and thank you for contacting Ask Alex, 

Firstly can we say how brave you are for reaching out to Ask Alex. It would seem you are having such a difficult time at the moment. 

The first part of your question you talk about someone from your school who leaked your nudes and now everyone knows including your parents. Under the newly introduced Coco’s Law it is an offence to publish or distribute intimate images of a person without their consent. Have you thought about approaching the gardai maybe with the support of a trusted adult like a parent, extended family to report this crime, https://www.youth.ie/documents/cocos-law. 

Here at Ask Alex we would also be very concerned that you talk about wanting to kill yourself as you can’t do this. I wonder have you talked with your parents or another another trusted adult about how you are feeling and how you have been struggling since those images were shared without your consent. There  are also many organisations that can support you in how you are feeling  You mentioned that you are 17. You  can attend your local GP where they can make a referral to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Pieta House is another organisation that support young people who are thinking about suicide www.pieta.ie 

If ever you need to talk about it and you don’t know who to go to, know Childline is here for you. They will listen and support you whenever you need too. You can contact our free phone service on 1800 66 66 66 or chat to us through our webchat service, by clicking on the purple Messenger circle onwww.childline.ie. 

Take care, 

Ask Alex 

 

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