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Safer Internet Day 2019

5th Feb 2019

New figures show that over half of young people (52%) say someone has shared a photo or video of them online without asking their permission. This is despite the fact that four in five youngsters say they know when and how they should ask. Asking someone before posting something that features them is all to do with consent. Giving consent means giving permission for someone to do something.The figures also showed that sometimes it can be hard to say 'no' if someone does ask your permission. One in three said that they had allowed someone to share a picture or video of them, even though they didn't really want them to.

It's also not just photos and videos that are shared without permission.Sometimes private conversations can be made more public, without the people in that conversation necessarily knowing. Over four in ten (44%) young people said someone has sent them a screenshot of a private conversation with someone else - even though fewer than one in ten think it's OK to share the contents of a private message.

If you're worried about something being shared when you don't want it to be, it's important that you talk to someone about it. That might be speaking to the friend or family member who has posted, or talking to an adult that you trust.