Nov 9, 2012

The Sext Files: do girls get the blame when sexting goes wrong?

Lawyers warn against draconian punishment of young people who sext. Swinburne University student Laura Davies hears what the beaks have to say.

Young people who send “sexts” to their friends risk being prosecuted under the laws against child pornography, Victoria’s Children’s Court president, Judge Paul Grant, has warned in a submission to the state parliament’s Law Reform Committee.

“This is highly undesirable,” he said in the submission to the committee’s inquiry into sexting.  “The Children’s Court would support a system that provides for graduated responses depending on the degree of ‘criminality’ involved.”

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