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Sexting Resources

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

The UKCCIS Education Group has produced advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of 'sexting.' The advice aims to support them in tackling the range of issues which these incidents present including responding to disclosures, handling devices and imagery, risk assessing situations and involving other agencies. The advice also contains information about preventative education, working with parents and reporting imagery to providers. This advice is non-statutory and should be read alongside the Department for Education's Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance and non-statutory Searching, Screening and Confiscation advice for schools.

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Below are some useful links to resources around sexting/youth produced imagery.

Advice for Schools Poster on Responding to Sexting http://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/Managing-Sexting-Incidents/Sexting-Advice.aspx
Disrespect NoBody The Home Office's Disrespect NoBody campaign intends to help teens rethink their views on consent and sexting. Download a range of materials from The Hub to help promote this campaign with the young people you work with. The Home Office has also developed a discussion guide, working with the PSHE Association. The guide sets out lesson plans for each of the issues covered by the campaign: relationship abuse, consent and sexting.
https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/news/disrespect-nobody
NPCC Police Guidance on Sexting In Nov 16, The National Police Chiefs Council published new guidance for police on sexting. For schools, the important document is the UKCCIS advice which takes into account the police approach and was written in parallel.
http://www.college.police.uk/News/College-news/Documents/Police_action_in_response_to_sexting_-_briefing_(003).pdf
NSPCC How to talk to children about the risks of sexting - and what you can do to protect them.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/
So You Got Naked Online This resource for children and young people offers advice and explores strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents. The resource can also be used by parents in helping them understand and support their children.
http://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety/resources/So-You-Got-Naked-Online/Content/Sexting-Toolkit
What's the Problem? The 32 page guide is aimed at supporting parents whose children have already got into trouble online – helping them to understand what has happened, why and how parents can talk to their children and get further support.
Zipit If someone's trying to get you to send them naked images of yourself, children/young people can use the images on Zipit to keep the situation in control.
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/

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Last updated: 
Monday, 6 February, 2017
Last updated: 6 February 2017 by Barry Fong

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