How do you define sexting and when is uploading a sexy pic a possible crime? Kath Albury, Associate Professor in UNSW's Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, explains.
Many people have questioned why laws designed to prevent child abuse could be applied to consenting activity between young people, such as sexting, writes Kath Albury.
The legal penalties associated with sexting are too harsh, and adult reactions can increase young people’s sense of shame, UNSW-led research has found.
Young people believe sexting and cyber bullying should be against the law, but under 18s should never be charged with child pornography offences or placed on the sex offender register, a survey shows.