Oct 10, 2012

The Sext Files: why current laws are creating new victims

Draconian anti-sexting laws may end up unfairly designating teenagers involved in taking the images as sex offenders. Swinburne University students Bridget Northeast and Justin Daly investigate.

Laws made to protect children from pornography could now be used against them, according to the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre submission to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the sending of explicit text messages.

The centre’s dire warning was echoed in a submission from the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), which said explicit images “always have the potential for devastating consequences”.

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  1. Mike Smith

    You can’t seriously be suggesting making a law that makes an activity legal at one age and illegal at another. :^)

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