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What is Sexting?

Sexting is the act of sending, receiving or forwarding nude or semi naked photos via a text message on a mobile phone.

Many young people are not aware that sexting is illegal and the police may become involved.



Sexting - If the images are of people under the age of eighteen, those sending, receiving or forwarding the images are technically in violation of Australian child pornography laws.


Once a image makes it into Cyberspace, you loss control over the image and it's possible that it's out there forever and this may impact on you later in life.

What to Do

If you are asked to send texts SAY NO!! You donít know where the image will end up and once you hit send you lose control over it.