SEXTING.

HARMLESS FUN? OR A SERIOUS OFFENCE?

THIS IS A SERIOUS OFFENCE.

What is Sexting'?

Sexting is the act of sending or receiving sexually explicit messages or photos via an electronic device.


Why Does Sexting Matter? And What Are The Penalties?

Under age sexting is considered child pornography in the eyes of the law. Child pornography is a serious crime and penalties can be very extreme. "The maximum penalty for the possession offence is the equivalent of $11,000 or two years imprisonment or both, and for the publishing offence it is $110,000 or five years imprisonment or both." (Australian Institute of Criminology. 2009.)

Actual Stories :O

I was your normal 13 year old teenage girl, but one day everything changed for worse. What happened to me I will never forget and will be imprinted on me for the rest of my life.

There was this perfect boy in my life at the time, in the end he was one of the worst things that could have happened to me. I thought he was the one for me; we’d be together for a very long time. I was so happy when I was around him; he told me I was beautiful. All the right things a girl wants to hear, he told me and I believed him. After he had told me he loved me, one night he asked me if I would send a photo of my breasts. I took the photo that night, something I regret even now when I’m passed that chapter in my life.

(Story from Say No To Sexting.com http://www.sayno.net.au/stories.php)


Consequences of Sexting

By Hunter