UK charity launches `anti-sexting` app for teens

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 14:13

London: A UK-based charity has reportedly launched an anti-sexting mobile app, helping teenagers to refuse requests for explicit images of themselves.

The free app called `Zipit`, from ChildLine, lets users choose from a variety of `witty responses` to send instead of explicit images.

ChildLine said that `sexting`, which is the sending of intimate images or videos by mobile phone or online, has become so common that it is considered mundane, the BBC reports.

The charity`s survey revealed that six out of 10 teenagers said that they had been asked for sexual images of themselves.

Zipit also offers advice on safe online chatting and on what young people should do if they feel threatened or if an image becomes public.

Peter Liver, from ChildLine, said that they hope the app will give young people the tools to defuse the pressure to send, share or collect these images, the report added.


First Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 14:13

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