It is very worrying indeed to read of Brighton-based anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label‘s recent study, which found that almost 40% of young people have shared a naked photo of themselves on a smart phone: a shocking if not altogether surprising statistic.
For many, the sharing of naked images is not entirely out of choice but out of acute social pressure, often from those with whom they are most intimately associated. A very sad state of affairs and a situation that appears to be on the rise.
In this brief interview, the BBC speaks with one victim of such online abuse.
The original post from the BBC can be found here.
What can we do to better educate young people about the dangers of sharing naked photos with others? Have you had experience of such issues, as a teacher or a teenager?