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As technology continues to advance, so too does the way in which teenagers communicate. Approximately 73 percent of teenagers today have a smartphone , according to Time Magazine. Teenagers use social media, mobile apps, chat rooms and SMS to engage with each other, providing them with easy access to photos and video content.
This access to technology has resulted in new forms of sexual behavior between teenagers known as sexting. Sexting is the sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages, often including nude photographs or video content. While, in many cases, teenagers may not think of sexting as a negative behavior, there can be severe ramifications for sending or sharing sexually explicit content. The legal consequences of sexting vary from state-to-state according to legislation in your specific jurisdiction.
According to a report published by Time Magazine in , sexting has become an increasingly common practice among Australian teens with over a quarter of teenagers engaging in the behaviour. This involves harmful or hurtful behaviour carried out using technology. This includes:.
For more information on the specific laws surrounding cyberbullying visit the Parliament of Australia website here. Our the Dots program has been specifically created to help teens and young people feel safe when interacting digitally. the Dots is an anonymous way to report creepy online behaviour. It helps you to take control of your online space by using your knowledge to protect others and share information. However, if your teen receives inappropriate content, the first step according to Legal Aid QLD, is to request the person stop sending you the material.
If they cease to do so, you may contact your local police authority. Sexting and Teens in the Digital Age November 5, The legal ramifications of sexting The legal consequences of sexting vary from state-to-state according to legislation in your specific jurisdiction. This includes: SMS or text messages blogs chat rooms discussion boards instant messaging online games photo sharing apps, e.
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