A MOTHER-of-six has said her 12-year-old daughter was left “traumatised” after she was sent a naked picture on Facebook.

The Bournemouth mother said her daughter was “shocked and devastated” by the photo and remains terrified that it will happen again.

She said: “My daughter is such a gentle, normal 12-year-old so she was completely shocked by the naked picture. I'm just worried that it will happen again, so I will be making sure she can't access Facebook from now on.

“She was so innocent and the sexually explicit photo has completely devastated her. I only let her use Facebook for an hour a day and I closely monitored what she was doing, but I never expected anything like this to happen.”

As part of the testimony process at the police station, the 12-year-old had to draw the picture she was sent.

Her mother said: “She found this so humiliating and felt really degraded and dirty.”

LV=Streetwise Centre in Bournemouth teaches the importance of staying safe online using an online chat room.

Centre manager Alison Shelton said: “Given that someone online might lie about who they are it's best to only use online chat with real world friends and family – and even then young and old should always be prepared to tell a trusted adult if someone or something makes them feel uncomfortable.”

A Dorset police spokesperson said a 17-year-old was arrested and released without charge.

* If young people are being threatened online or they have shared something they regret they can report it to CEOP online by going to www.thinkuknow.co.uk or visiting the CEOP Safety Centre.