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If you have shared an inappropriate photo

To protect yourself, it's crucial to understand the potential dangers and make responsible choices. Here's how you can handle a situation if you've shared a photo you now regret:

If you're under 18 and have shared an inappropriate or nude photo, you can seek help from organisations like the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) with their Childline service for children and young people. Childline provides a tool called the "Report Remove"  that helps you report and remove explicit images of yourself from the Internet.

Here's how you can use the NSPCC/Childline Nude Removal Tool:

  • Visit the Childline website and find the Report Remove Tool: It should provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to proceed.
  • Follow the instructions to report the image and provide any necessary details. The NSPCC will work with Internet platforms to help remove the image.
  • Remember, it may take some time for the image to be fully removed from the Internet, and it's important to stay patient and seek support from trusted adults during this process.
  • Learn from the experience and be more cautious in the future. Focus on building positive digital habits and be aware of the potential consequences before sharing anything online.

This video explains how the reporting tool can help.

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Always remember that if you're ever unsure or uncomfortable about anything online, talk to a trusted adult, such as a parent, guardian, or teacher. They can provide guidance and support to help you navigate the online world safely.  Remember teachers are trained in safeguarding and online safety.  They understand that young people make mistakes!  They were young people themselves once 😊  They understand that it's worrying, embarrassing and uncomfortable to discuss it.

All teachers and support staff can be approached if you find yourself in this situation.  If the member of staff cannot sort this fully for you, they know who to ask to help you.  The worst thing you can do is nothing.  As a school our TOP PRIORITY is to keep you safe.  We urge you to speak to someone as soon as possible.  You are not the only person who has made a mistake!  We will not judge we are there to help you and teach you have to avoid it happening again.