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Aussie teens and sexting

For more information on online safety education for Australian children and young people, visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. *Roy Morgan Single Source  ^ACMA, Like, post, share—short report 2, July 2013  **Study by UK Internet Watch Foundation So it’s happened … how you can help: > Stay calm and delete: Help your child ask the people who received it to delete it. Untag it. >Report it: Contact the website, the ISP, the school—whoever can help get it taken down. >	Support your child: Talk about it with your teen … they need you now. If you can’t deal with it on your own, get professional help for them. Remember, it’s not the end of the world! Let’s talk about sex(ting): Talk to your kids about the legal and personal consequences > That naked pic might get them into trouble with the law—if anyone in the photo is under 18, sending, viewing or passing it round may be a crime. > A lot of naked images of teens end up on dodgy websites for adults—it’s not a path to fame. Destination unknown: Once it’s out there, there’s no knowing where it will end up > 88% of self-generated images had been collected and put on other sites** … but it’s not MY child:Parents are in the dark about how much their teens and friends are exposed to sexting^ > only 3% of parents said that their child had had sent sexually suggestive material, > only 8% of parents said their child had received such images. nOOdz are out there: Aussie teens—girls and boys—are sending and receiving sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude pics and videos^ >	13% of 16 to 17-year-olds said they or a friend sent photos/videos to someone else Teens + technology: What follows won’t be a surprise … > 86 per cent of 14 to 17-year-olds owned or used a mobile phone > 57 per cent had a smartphone* TMI—Aussie teens and sexting Cybersmart logo ACMA logo

Last updated: 20 April 2018