Youth Produced Imagery

Dispelling the ‘Sexting’ Myths Seminar

An in depth look at ‘sexting’ and image based abuse,
the impact it has and why we should move away from victim blaming.

If your school is one of the 13,500 who are eligible for access to the Safer Schools initiative, then you are entitled to attend one of these FREE Safer Schools Seminars.

This seminar was developed to equip professionals with a working knowledge of the potential risks that both ‘sexting’ and image based abuse pose to children and young people within an educational and legislative context.

It included a workshop to explore how educational professionals can manage and respond to the challenges presented by image based abuse.

Learning Objectives:

• Learnt about the varying motivations behind both youth produced imagery and image based sexual abuse.
• Gained an awareness of the language used and how to apply this in practice as we move away from victim blaming.
• Developed confidence in responding to incidents within the DFE and legislative guidelines and educational environment.
• Understood and discern the cross over that exists between mental health and youth produced imagery.

About the Seminar

The first half of the seminar covered ‘sexting’ and the various behaviours which feature within the umbrella term ‘image based sexual abuse’. Such behaviours are as follows; the threat of, or the physical taking and/or distribution of sexual images without permission, extortion, ‘revenge porn’, ‘up skirting’, and ‘fake porn’. These key terms were placed within the context of education and the lives of children and young people, specifically emphasising the impact on their mental health and well-being.

Guidance was provided to allow delegates to abide by the DfE and relevant legislative guidelines, as well as how to handle a disclosure and support victim-survivors.

The interactive workshop explored the practical things delegates can do as an educational professional in relation to responding to the online context of youth produced imagery.

The language we use can have an impact on how children and young people understand and react to situations. School communities have an opportunity to teach empathy and consent, support victims and build awareness on digital privacy.

We discussed the conversational tools you can use to handle difficult conversations and challenging discussions on the topics covered over the seminar.

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Seminar Locations



10am – 2pm

Zurich Insurance,

70 Mark Lane,

London, EC3R 7NQ



10am – 2pm

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

5-7 Welsh Back

Bristol, BS1 4SP



10am – 2pm

Kingswood Suite,

Wakefield Town Hall,

Wakefield, WF1 2HQ



10am – 2pm

Aston University,

Aston Triangle,

Birmingham, B4 7ET

Terms & Conditions

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