Police in Cumbria are warning teenagers about the dangers of 'sexting.' The initiative is part of Cumbria Constabulary’s internet safety campaign, which aims to raise awareness of how young people can stay safe online.
The campaign was launched last month and runs through until the end of the school summer holidays.
'Sexting’ is when someone takes an indecent photo of themselves and sends it to a partner or friend.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre received 8,000 reports of indecent image of children transactions in 2012, which included 70,000 still and moving images - a fifth of which were self-generated.
If you know an image of you or of a friend is on a social networking site you will need to contact the service provider (e.g. Facebook) to get it removed.
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