I’ve been asked to share a photo or video of myself
Sharing photos and videos online can be a great way to express yourself.
Lots of people like to share selfies with friends – to show them what they’re up to, express how they feel, or just to have a laugh.
Remember though that no one has the right to pressure someone into sharing a picture or video of themselves. Everyone has the right to say no if someone asks them to do something they’re uncomfortable with.
• If it’s someone you know who’s asked you to share a picture or video with them, let them know you don’t want to do this.
• If it’s someone you don’t know, then ignore, block and report them.
• Always tell an adult you trust about this and they will be able to support you.
If someone pressured you to send a naked picture, or is now threatening you, it is never too late to get help. You can report this to Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP), a trusted adult can help you do this using an online form. Do not feel embarrassed, CEOP deal with lots of cases like this every day and they will know how to help you. They will not judge you or blame you in any way.
If you don’t want to talk to someone you know you can call Childline, the free helpline for young people. You can contact Childline about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Call them on 0800 1111 or you can also visit www.childline.org.uk to speak to a counsellor online.