Posted Mon 25 Jun 2012 09:24
BoysTown, which runs the Kids
Helpline counselling service has said that sexting-related education
campaigns should be targetting children and young people between ages
Almost 500 young
people across Australia have contacted the Kids Helpline service
between January and March this year with sexting-related concerns. More
than 75% were female. One in three were aged between 10 and 14 years.
with the potential for humiliation, bullying, harassment, sexting also
has legal consequences if the pertson involved is under 18 as it could
be considered to be child pornography.
cyber-safety campaigner has said that young people need to be taught
more about the ethical use of technology and how to preserve their own
and other's reputations.
Have you talked to your kids about what is an isn't appropriate for mobile phone use?
What about taking it one step further... Should there be an age limit on the use of mobile phones?