Be sure to think about the emotional stress of having pictures of yourself distributed to everyone you know by an ex or former friend.Think about the consequences of taking, sending, or forwarding a sexual picture of someone especially if they are under 17 (even if it’s of you).It could even stop you being admitted to places like America on holiday.Not only that, but just be a good human and think about how you would feel if you were the person in the photo; have some compassion and report the image or reach out to the person involved to help them deal with situation.“Women are just like pawns in the whole structure of it,” said Linda Latham of The Women’s Health Project; a sexual health and support service for women working in prostitution.Many of the women, it is reported, become involved in prostitution from a young age, often through means of deception and human trafficking.Remember; you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to, and should never feel pressured into it.No matter how much you like the other person or how much pressure they put on you.
Over the same weekend, ‘Escort Ireland’ advertised the services of 712 women for sale across the country.
The new legislation will target those who pay to engage in sexual activity with sex workers, and tougher penalties will be imposed on those who buy sexual services from victims of human trafficking.
Not all sex workers are duped or coerced into the lifestyle – however evidence suggests the majority are.
You can find lots of information on blocking and more over at our Online Safety Hub.
You can also find out more about peer pressure here.
Sure, it’s meant to be a bit of fun, but what if an image or video were used in a way in which you didn’t want them to be?