JOIN THE it’s a no CAMPAIGN
The widespread use of technology has made it more common for youths to be asked to send compromising photographs of themselves to their classmates or to strangers. One recent study suggests that almost two-thirds of teenage girls have been asked for intimate photographs.
There are many reasons why youths send these images:
• Promises of affection
• Threats to cause harm or to post other photos
more than 10 percent of youths said they
had forwarded a compromising picture!
Many youths do not consider that anything they send to someone else can be forwarded without their permission. In a recent study, more than 10 percent of youths said they had forwarded a compromising picture without permission and almost 10 percent said they had an intimate photograph of theirs shared without their consent.
What To Do
If you receive a request for a
1. Download and send the 'It's a NO' image
2. Close the chat
If the requests become repeated or
harassing in nature:
1. Document the request
2. Report the request to an adult you feel comfortable talking to and/or contact a school administrator or a police officer.