It is your parent’s/guardian’s job to help keep you safe, so while they may be upset, they should also be
concerned about what has happened and help you figure out how to deal with it.
Don’t be surprised if your family shows a wide range of emotions (e.g. disappointment, anger, hurt)
hearing that you have created and shared a sexual picture/video of yourself with peers. This is normal,
and in most cases, means you have a family that cares about your well-being and safety.
Discuss your feelings in an open and honest way with someone you identify as a true friend to help you
manage and cope during this time.
Real friends can help protect you from those that may not have your best interest at heart and assist
you in getting past negative events.
In some situations there are reasons why talking to a parent may not be an option. If you cannot talk
to a parent about what is happening, think of other safe adults who you can tell and ask for advice.
Safe adults should reassure you that they are there to support you in solving the problem. They should
not be there to judge you, but instead, should talk about what steps they plan on taking to help you.