Topic archives: swinburne university

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 27, 2013

Rushing to print on Gillard ... circus backflip ... last drinks for the Bar Guide?

The Sext Files: youthful embarrassment can end careers

October 18, 2012 1

It's not all about legal consequences when young people's sexting falls foul of public expectations, writes Swinburne University student Jarrah Gerstle.

The Sext Files: Victoria’s lewd text laws breach UN human rights obligations

The Sext Files: Victoria’s lewd text laws breach UN human rights obligations

October 16, 2012

Young sexting offenders should, in theory, be protected from Victoria's harsh anti-sexting laws under UN conventions, according to human rights groups. Swinburne University student Raphael Teazis asked the experts.

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

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

October 16, 2012 1

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.

The Sext Files: how explicit videos turn teachers into cops

The Sext Files: how explicit videos turn teachers into cops

October 15, 2012

Sexting is criminalising a part of young people's new sexual awakening, but this role, often left to schools is being blurred with the courts. Swinburne University student Daniel Geikowski looks at youth workers' concerns.

The Sext Files: Can young people consent to explicit videos?

October 12, 2012

In the Macedon Ranges, the local response to young people sexting as been to seek clarity and education, writes Swinburne University student Sandra Di Francesco.

The Sext Files: when a child is labelled a s-x offender

October 12, 2012 3

Even when courts dismiss charges of sexting, young people are still punished with inclusion on the Sex Offenders' Register, writes Swinburne University journalism student Alice Krieger.

The Sext Files: Christian lobby wants tougher laws to protect children

October 10, 2012 17

Sexting is part of a damaging wave of sexualisation affecting young children -- and an internet filter and tougher codes of conduct would help address the problem, the Australian Christian Lobby says. Swinburne University students Karlee Ventre and Darren Doukas look at the ACL's concerns.

The Sext Files: ‘these people are not serious sex offenders’

October 10, 2012

Current sexting laws mean young people are winding up on the Sex Offenders Register who shouldn't be there, some legal experts have told a parliamentary inquiry. Swinburne University students Dimity Hawkins and Simeon Barut investigate as part of Crikey's series The Sext Files.

The Sext Files: why current laws are creating new victims

The Sext Files: why current laws are creating new victims

October 10, 2012 1

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.