“Sexting” is a relatively new word that typically refers to sex-related or nude photos taken and shared via cellphone (most sexting happens on phones and doesn’t make it to the Web, according to research in the medical journal Pediatrics).Some experts say sexting can also be just sexually explicit text.But it can definitely be a form of victimization either from the outset or after a break-up or conflict in a relationship.These two types of victimization, premeditated and reactive, are what education about sexting’s risks needs to focus on: * Sexting as sexual harassment.
There’s a broad range of motivations behind sexting – from digital flirting or attention-seeking to an aspect of sexual interplay to dating abuse or blackmail.
A good place to start is the Living independently at home section of our website which provides information and advice on ways to support your independence.
For example, you may be able to buy equipment to help you in and around your home or you could contact a Local Area Coordinator to see if there is any support available in your local community.
We encourage everyone to lead independent lives with the support of family, friends, neighbours and your local community.
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