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‘Revenge porn’: one in five report they have been victims in Australian survey

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Guardian, Monday 8 May 2017 04.30 AEST The first comprehensive research on so-called revenge porn has shed light on the “mass scale of victimisation” across Australia and its sometimes devastating impact. A survey of nearly 4,300 people led by RMIT University and Monash University revealed that 20% of respondents had had images or videos of a nude or sexual nature taken without their consent; 11%...

It’s not just the mechanics … children need lessons in life and love

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The Guardian, Sunday 5 March 2017 11.05 AEDT The radical overhaul of sex and relationships education (SRE) announced by the [UK] government last week is very good news. Children will learn about healthy adult relationships from the age of four and sex education will become compulsory in all secondary schools. So, good news – but also long overdue, given the challenges faced by the young. Read...

New digital resource on revenge po*rn & cyberbullying in SA

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The Law Society, 2 November 2016 The Law Society and University of Adelaide have launched a new digital cyberbullying resource which deals with new revenge porn laws that came into force in SA on Friday. A cyberbullying section has been added to the app Out of Bounds (previously called The Naked Truth), which also explains the laws surrounding unlawful sexual intercourse and sexting. The new...

Teens should be educated about safer sexting not just abstinence, report says

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The Guardian, Monday 31 October 2016 06.43 AEDT Teenagers should be educated on how to sext more safely and be respectful of each other rather than be persuaded by educational materials to abstain from sexting, a new report says. The paper, written by Yfoundations youth health sector support officer Jessie Hunt, is a first in Australian public health policy. It says resources aimed at educating...

A public crisis, with a feeling of deja vu – the online abuse of Australian women

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The Guardian, Saturday 23 April 2016 08.33 AEST As recently as in the past six months, the high-profile campaign against domestic violence spearheaded by Rosie Batty has expanded to include the abuse regularly experienced by women on the internet, by both known and unknown perpetrators. New data has helped to reveal the staggering extent of the problem in Australia. A study by the digital...

The women abandoned to their online abusers

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Guardian, 11 April 2016 They face harassment including death threats and racist abuse. Why are social media sites and police unable or unwilling to tackle the problem? For the past 16 months, Suzanne Fernandes has been targeted online with racial abuse, pornography and death threats. The two individuals she believes are responsible share many similarities: an interest in far-right politics, an...

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