If you’re worried about speaking to the police or if someone’s pressuring you to send a sexual photo, you can talk to a Childline counsellor.Social networks don’t allow naked images of people under 18.But the law is there to protect young people, not punish them.If you’re both under 18 and in a healthy relationship it’s unlikely that the police would want to take things further.If you're over 18 and someone’s shared a naked or sexual picture of you without your consent they’re breaking the law.It’s not always possible to get these images taken down but there’s a special Revenge Pornography Helpline for people who are over 18 that can help.
Reporting an image or video If you’re under 18 and an indecent or nude pic of you is posted online, that's illegal. You can contact the website directly yourself or make a report about what’s happened to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), who will speak to the website to try and remove it. Making a report can be scary, but our counsellors are here to support you.
Play it safe by not sending out naked snaps at all, or really think through who you’re sending them to.
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This includes photos of children who have turned 18 since the pictures were taken.
If you see a naked image of someone under 18, or someone has shared a naked picture of you, this is illegal and there are things that you can do.