Review bid in ‘sext’ cases

At the risk of hammering this topic I thought it important to post the follow up article by Nicole Brady, that appeared in The Age today.  This particular paragraph caught my eye: “Under Victorian law, naked or revealing pictures or films of under-18s are classified as child pornography. Anyone over 18 found guilty of possessing or transmitting child pornography must be added to the sex offender register, to keep tabs on paedophiles and serious sex offenders. Those listed are severely restricted in work and recreational opportunities and must tell police if they move house, change cars, get a new email address or social media account, or go on holiday.”

It is worth copying here so parents can help their teens understand the dangers of this issue at the present time. While many of our teens are sensible and would not contemplate posting ‘naked’ pictures many of them do not have the adult judgement when it comes to a definition of ‘revealing’ pictures.  Once again I ask you to have that conversation with your teens. Better safe than sorry.

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About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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