What can I do if I am affected?

What should I pay attention to in the context of sexting?

  • Generally we advise you not to send naked or half naked pictures of you as once sent, you don´t have the control anymore who gets to see the photo. 
  • Best you make sure that neither genitals nor you face are recognizable on the photo.
  • Only send photos which you would feel comfortable with if other people than the receiver would also see them. 
  • Think about possible consequences in the future. Whether you would feel ashamed in future or if such photos could disadvantage you in your professional life. 
  • If a picture of you is in circulation without your approval talk to a person you can trust in order to discuss possible measures (such as contacting the internet provider and claim the deletion of the photo).


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