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Tips and rumours

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The Sext Files: youthful embarrassment can end careers

The Sext Files: youthful embarrassment can end careers

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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.