Childline app helps teenagers say ‘no’ to sexting

The following blog post comes from NSPCC Scotland: 

An anti-sexting app from Childline is using humour to help teenagers deal with unwanted requests for sexual images of themselves. The Zipit app has been updated as new figures from Childline reveal the NSPCC service held 2,634 counselling sessions about sexting and self-generated explicit images in 2016/17. Sexting was also the most viewed topic on the Childline website last year with 221,840 page views. The free app offers young people a gallery of images and animations called GIFs they can send in response to requests for sexual pictures and to deal with difficult sexting situations.


Download the full guidance notes from the NSPCC: https://www.careandlearningalliance.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/say-no-to-sexting.pdf

or take a look at their new app here: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/zipit-app/