Sexting and the law

This resource will examine the current legal issues surrounding the distribution of ‘sexy selfies’ and the best methods to prevent criminalisation of children and young adults.

Sexting is more commonly known among teens as sexy selfies and is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss it, and how prevalent it is.

Online safety training can reinforce messages that sending such images can have negative consequences in terms of forming a damaging digital footprint, but there are also legal implications at play which everyone needs to be aware of.

This resource has been written by Jonathan Taylor, a former covert investigator for the MET and now a skilled Online Safety and Social Media Consultant who regularly gives compelling lectures at schools and colleges both at home and abroad on the subject of Online Safety.

Jonathan is a key partner for our Online Safety training course which covers the issue of sexting and sexy selfies. 

This summer, we're running a prize draw offering Jonathan's services for FREE: the opportunity for Jonathan to join you in your school or workplace and run one of his workshops.

If you're interested in an opportunity to learn more about protecting children online, visit our prize draw webpage.

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Sexting and the law