This is the sharing of sexual, naked or semi naked images , videos or messages on any device.

At St Michael in the Hamlet we are committed to ensuring our children understand how to use any electronic device responsibly and safely. Although ‘sexting’ is associated with teenagers, pressure via social media and unsupervised time online can leave our younger children vulnerable.

Key messages we teach the children, and which you as parents can reinforce are;

  • Think before you post.
  • Would a true friend ask you to do that?
  • Only take and share photos with permission.
  • If you are worried tell a trusted adult.

For more information from other websites see the links below. If you have any concerns about your child’s behaviour online, please see your child’s class teacher or any member of the school safeguarding team.

NSPCC: Sexting, Information & Advice

Mums net: How can parents deal with sexting?