Safer Internet Centres have developed various educational resources and awareness-raising videos aimed at helping teachers, parents and carers, and children and young people, to discover the online world safely. A selection of resources touching on issues relating to sexting are detailed below:
This tool allows teachers to develop a policy around sexting and how it can be dealt with in a meaningful way. There is also a lesson plan which helps teachers to discuss sexting, online media and sexuality with their students.
An anthology where seven content providers have written about sexting, cyber sex bullying, revenge porn, shaming and porn without consent. The focus is on young people who experience images being shared without consent.
A learning content package which helps schools to consider how to prevent inappropriate or unacceptable sexual behaviour.
A handbook for teachers which supports them in dealing with self-portrayal, sexting and social media in the classroom.
A video which provides some guidance on how parents might talk to their children about the complex subject of sexting. It also makes reference to some of the legal implications for children and young people.
A campaign video which aims to encourage viewers to think of possible consequences when sending naked pictures online. It provides a good opportunity for discussion and suggests solutions for what to do if images are shared.
A cartoon animation about sexting.
A practical online safety PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) toolkit with films and lesson plans to explore online issues with pupils aged 11-14. The purpose of the toolkit is to help teachers to generate discussions around a range of issues, including sexting.
Many more resources are available from the full resource and video galleries on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, in a variety of languages, covering a whole range of online safety issues.