Oct 16, 2012

The Sext Files: teenagers seek shelter from anti-porn laws

Teenagers feel victimised by the anti-sexting laws that were designed for their protection. Now they're speaking out to Swinburne University student Eloise Manion.

A group of year nine high school students has told the state parliamentary inquiry into sexting that the law needs to be changed to adapt to modern technology and how teenagers use it.

In their submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform Committee, Ella Keogh, along with three other University High School students, expressed their concerns about the laws on explicit texting and child pornography. The students have claimed “our generation is becoming the victims of these laws rather than the ones that are being supported and sheltered by them”.

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  1. alex.rosser

    The old saw “hard law makes hard cases” applies here in spades. The simple answer is to remove the “mandatory” from these laws (and all others too).
    The current situation shows the venality of politicians chasing the popular vote by making punishments mandatory, and hence showing their fear of judges, their fear of those whose job and skills are to review the facts and reach a balanced decision.

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