Fakebook – Teen boy poses as a girl and……

PriscillaThe Adelaide Advertiser has reported that:  A 14-YEAR-OLD South Australian boy could face a lengthy jail term  after he set up a fake Facebook account posing as a girl and invited male  friends to send him nude photos.   The boy sent hundreds of friend requests posing as an unknown girl, and after  gaining their friendship, invited many male friends to send in explicit  images.  The shocking case illustrates the challenges faced by the justice system and  SA Police, who are now investigating three or four “sexting” cases every  week. Lawmakers do not want to ruin the lives of teenagers who consensually share  nude images with boyfriends and girlfriends by tagging them for life as child  pornography offenders – but other cases involve deception, schoolyard trading of  illicit images and even blackmail.
Police are now investigating whether the boy behind the fake Facebook profile  could be charged with possession of child exploitation material. If any of the  pictures involve a child aged under 12, he could face a maximum penalty of seven  years in jail.
Other recent SA cases involve a boy selling images of his ex-girlfriend  around the school following a fight, and a 17-year-old boy blackmailing a  12-year-old girl into sending him illicit images.
Read more:  Fakebook – Lawmakers puzzle over sexting laws after SA teenage boy posed as a girl and fooled his mates into sending nude photos | News.com.au.

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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