This could be your mum, dad, carer or a school teacher.
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.
The sooner you tell somebody, the more likely you can stop the image from being shared further.
It can feel scary or weird telling someone about sexting.
Sending a sexual text, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. When sexting goes badly, it can make you feel ashamed, guilty, embarrassed or anxious about what people might say. The good news is that there are things you can do to make the situation better and prevent it from happening again. You can't control what someone will do with an image, but having an honest conversation can help to make sure they won't pass it on.
Making a report can be scary, but our counsellors are here to support you and we won’t pass on your information without your permission.
You can contact the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) about any criminal content online to have it removed. You can speak to one of our counsellors who can make a report to the Internet Watch Foundation on your behalf.
If you’re under 18 and an indecent or nude pic of you is posted online then that is against the law. If you’re willing to share your details with us and confirm your identity, we can make a report to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) who will contact the website to try and remove it without anyone else being involved.
The IWF tries to remove any illegal images posted online.
You can speak to a counsellor any time or send an email asking to make a report.
Contacting websites directly If you know that an indecent or nude pic of you or a friend has been posted online, you can contact the website, such as Facebook or You Tube, to have it removed.