Exploring sex online?

So, you’re checking some new things out online and come across naked pictures of other teens or younger kids.

It happens. Now, let’s talk about it.

I saw something.

The internet makes watching pornography easy, and sometimes this viewing behavior starts to slide out of control.

Let’s be clear. Looking at explicit images of anyone under 18 — no matter if they’re 16 or 6 — is harmful to the victim and potentially harmful to you. It’s also illegal. There is no grey area. 

Confused about sexual attraction to younger kids? Talking to parents or friends can sometimes be intimidating. The good news is, help is available. You are not alone.

I'm worried my photos are online.

Sextortion happens when one person threatens to expose a sexual image in order to make another person do something. Sometimes perpetrators want victims to return to a relationship. Often they want more images. 

Sextortion can happen to anyone. There’s no shame in asking for help. 

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Your body is changing. You are exploring. It’s confusing.

Sometimes it helps to talk about it. We’re here to connect you with resources and people who can help you process your feelings.

Need support, but not sure where to start?

Text “THORN” to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Text Line Counselor

Having suicidal thoughts?

Contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline for emotional support or  Trevor Project for LGBTQ resources

Experienced sexual assault or abuse?

Help is only a text away.

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for anything you might need help with.

For an immediate crisis, text "THORN" to 741741.

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