Help! Sexting? New video campaign from Child Focus in Belgium

  • Awareness
  • 19/08/2016
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Child Focus, the safer internet helpline in Belgium, is receiving more and more cases of 'sexting gone wrong' (or secondary sexting). 

We have therefore created an educational video for youngsters introducing the ‘grandma' rule: don't post/share any content online that you don't want to see in a frame at your grandma's!
 
The video is in Flemish but, with a simple mouse click, you get English subtitles for this fun and educational video.
 
 
Find out more about the work of the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.

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