Try these questions to start talking:
Contact the site(s) where the image has been posted and ask for it to be removed. Include this information:
Think about reporting to Canada’s tip line for online sexual exploitation of children at
Pictures and messages that were considered private can be shared. Once in cyberspace, it can be hard to control who sees them or have them deleted.
The sharing of sexts can have negative effects on self-image, mental health, and relationships.
Creating sexual pictures of anyone younger than 18 years old (including yourself) is considered child pornography. This is against the law.
Sharing sexts not intended for others may be considered cyberbullying and may be against the law (e.g., child pornography, criminal harassment, luring a child, and uttering threats).
Current as of: May 21, 2015
Author: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Alberta Health Services