This can be via mobile phones, social networks, emails or social apps.
Young people who do this don’t often realise the consequences of it and this can be a form of sexualised bullying too.
Sometimes we don’t even pay any attention to the person who lives next door and stay lonely even though we are surrounded by plenty of people.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
The law is quite clear on sexting and police and the criminal justice system are taking sexting more serious than ever in a bid to try and minimise young people exploiting themselves in this way.
It is illegal to take, possess or share 'indecent images’ of anyone under 18 even if you're the person in the picture.