Before you send a photo, think about:
What could happen to it?
Once you press send, it is no longer in your control. It can be posted anywhere on the internet and end up on porn sites
Who might see it?
Don’t send anything you wouldn’t want your parents, teachers or friends seeing. Even if you completely trust someone, people using their phone might accidently see it
What are the risks?
Even if you use an app like Snapchat or webcam – the person can take a screen shot in seconds
Who are you sending it to?
Would you feel weird if you were going to do something sexual with them in person? Would you be able to have a conversation about sex with them?
Why do you want to send it?
If you want to impress somebody, do it in other ways. In most cases, it can have the opposite effect and you risk being seen as somebody you’re not
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