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Sending images and videos 

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Have you ever shared an image and later wished you hadn’t? 

When you post or share online, you might not have control over what happens to it afterwards. This can be really bad and hurtful to you and others. It can make people feel really upset or even affect their mental health if something they didn’t want to be shared gets spread around.  

It also has the potential to cause problems later on, so it’s really important to think before you post and make sure you’re ok with it being out there for everyone to see. 

Be a good friend and always … 

  • Ask before you take or share an image. If they’re not comfortable with it, respect their feelings and choice, and don’t do it.  
  • Delete a photo or video when asked. When you respect their privacy and wishes, they will most likely respect yours.  
  • Think before you post. If you think it will hurt someone or cause problems, then it’s best not to post it.   

Posting and sharing intimate images or videos 

Our friends at eSafety answer all your big questions around what to do if someone has shared or is threatening to share your intimate images, if someone is pressuring you to share nude images of yourself or others, or if you are receiving unwanted images.  

What is considered intimate? Anything from nude or partially naked images and videos, a person performing a private activity such as getting dressed, going to the toilet, bathing or engaging in sexual activity.  

Remember, it is very serious if someone asks for, keeps, makes, or shares inappropriate images of someone under 18 years old. It’s very risky to share or create these types of images, even if someone asks you to. It’s always best to talk to a trusted adult if you ever find yourself in a situation like this.  

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