Adults risk embarrassment if their sext message is misdirected.
Before you are tempted to do something risky -- like leave your stable, good relationship for your exciting emotional lover -- it's important to examine what's really going on. There's a huge difference between a platonic friendship and a friendship that has crossed the line into the emotional sex danger zone.
Your school will have ways of dealing with these sorts of problems and can confiscate mobiles if they believe they have sexual images on them.
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.
This means that if you pressure someone into taking a photo or you share a sexual photo with someone, you’re breaking the law.
The police have the power to decide whether it’s for the best to record what’s happened or to take things further.