You can explain to your child that sexting is a sexual activity.
All sexual acts – including sexting – need consent from a partner.
You can help your child feel comfortable about talking to you by telling him you won’t be angry if he finds himself in a difficult situation because of sending a nude.
You might feel embarrassed talking with your child about sexting, but it can just be part of talking about sexuality.
You could also explain that once images are on the internet they can be very difficult to remove.
Sexting isn’t a simple issue, but you can help your child understand the consequences so he can make responsible choices.It’s also a good idea for your child to practise saying no.For example, she could use humour by saying ‘Yes, why not?Sexting is making sexually suggestive images and sharing these images using mobile phones or by posting them on the internet and social media.The images might be photographs of yourself or someone else naked or partially naked.