Sexting is the act of sending or receiving sexually suggestive or explicit messages or images via some form of technology. This tip sheet briefly defines sexting, highlights different forms of sexting, and discusses how sexting is relevant to Office of Violence Against Women (US DOJ-OVW) grantees and other agencies and partnerships.
This piece was created by the NNEDV Safety Net Project to assist U.S. DOJ Office of Violence Against Women (DOJ-OVW) grantees and other agencies and partnerships with understanding the issue of sexting and how agencies can help victims of sexting. This technology safety tip sheet is meant to help with issue spotting. It is understood that a more in-depth look of the grantee’s technology plans and implementation may be necessary to fully ensure a grantee is most effectively addressing victim safety concerns.
Download: Sexting (2 page PDF)