Naked online - young people sharing pictures

  • Awareness
  • 23/06/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In 2015, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Save the Children Denmark, Centre for Digital Youth Care and The Media Council for Children & Young People) launched a booklet, ‘So you got naked online' (in Danish: ‘Har du været nøgen på nettet?') with information and practical tools for children and young people who have experienced their intimate pictures being shared.

The Danish booklet is a translated and revised version of the English material, ‘So you got naked online', from the South West Grid for Learning (part of the UK Safer Internet Centre). A total of 30,000 copies of the booklet have been distributed and it has been very well received by both the primary target group of 12-14 year olds, and professionals and parents. The campaign also received great media attention. The booklet is available to download from the BIK portal resource gallery.
During 2016, the Danish SIC has also been disseminating a resource targeting professionals providing them with information and tools about how to tackle involuntary picture sharing on the internet. The resource is based on the ‘So you got naked online' campaign and interviews with young people. The resource will also soon be available from the BIK portal Resource gallery.
Delete it! - A new service in Denmark
A new online service from Save the Children Denmark, SLET DET (in English: Delete it!), supports Danish children and young people who experience having intimate and nude pictures shared online. Via the service, children and young people, or their parents, can write to experts from Save the Children Denmark to get guidance on what to do in cases of offensive pictures have been shared.
Ways in which SLET DET can help children and young people include:
  • Provide concrete knowledge about picture sharing.
  • Provide guidance to parents that contact the service on behalf of their children.
  • Provide guidance to children and young people to talk to an adult if they have had their picture shared.
  • Provide step-by-step guidance on getting pictures deleted.
  • In some cases, help children and young people with contacting the people who have shared the pictures and videos online.
  • In some cases, contacting the social media and service providers concerned to encourage them to take down the offensive pictures and videos.
  • In some cases, providing contact with police and social authorities.
Find out more about the work of the Danish Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.

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