Cyber-flashing: parent factsheet

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Download and share this factsheet with parents and carers to make them aware of:

  • What cyber-flashing is
  • What they can do to help keep their children safe from it
  • What to do if it happens

Last reviewed on 5 February 2024
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Cyber-flashing: parent factsheet

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Use this text to introduce it to them:

"Cyber-flashing is when someone sends an explicit picture, uninvited, to a device (such as your phone or tablet) by WiFi or Bluetooth. It's most likely to happen on public transport or in crowded places. Read this factsheet for parents and carers to get more information on how to keep your child safe from cyber-flashing, and what to do if it happens to them. Under the Online Safety Act 2023, cyber-flashing is illegal."

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