Cadence. Age: 24.
For youth under 18 years old, taking and sharing sexual images can also be against the law, even if the youth agrees to have the images shared with others or if the images are of yourself see more information below. If someone has shared an image of you online without your permission, see below for information about who you can talk to and what you can do. Is sexting illegal? Get more help and information.
Aileen. Age: 22.
Images of children and young people online
This resource sheet provides information about safety and good practice when images of children and young people are displayed online. It outlines the legal obligations for Internet users who post images of children and young people on the Internet, and some of the emerging issues associated with the displaying of online images by children and young people. Guidance is also provided for supporting children and young people to be safe online.
Dixie. Age: 20.
What You Should Know Before Sending Nudes
Chances are you've heard of the term "nudes. For those who don't know, a nude is a nude photo, one that is sent to a person over the phone, usually for sexual purposes. What you might not know about nudes, though, is that they are a lot more dangerous than you may think, and sending or receiving one could actually get you in a lot of trouble. So, before you press send on that racy pic, here's everything you need to know about sending nudes.
It is important to talk with your children about the possible consequences of sending or sharing intimate or sexually explicit messages, images, photos or videos. Targeted advice is also available for young people, or for adults who may be experiencing image-based abuse. In a eSafety survey, 9 out of 10 young people aged 14 to 17 thought that sexting happened among their peers — as a kind of courtship behaviour.