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Sentencing image-based sexual abuse offences in Victoria

The non-consensual creation and sharing of intimate and sexual images and recordings, and threats to create and share such images and recordings, are behaviours collectively known as image-based sexual abuse (IBSA). This report presents the first empirical analysis of how people are sentenced for those...

Submission to law reform committee’s inquiry into sexting

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law comments on Victorian laws relating to creating, sharing, sending or posting of sexually explicit messages or images via the internet, mobile phones or other electronic devices by people, especially young people – known as sexting. The Centre will...

"Don’t send me that pic"

Reveals Australian teenage girls’ perceptions about uninvited sexually explicit images, pressure to take and send sexy photographs and cyber bullying.

Sexting among young people: perceptions and practices

Foreword The rapid development and adoption of online digital technologies has had a profound effect on the way young people conduct their social relationships. The emergence of sexting, or the distribution of sexually explicit photos and videos, has gained widespread attention and raised moral concerns...

Images of children and young people online

This resource sheet provides information about safety and good practice when images of children and young people are displayed. It outlines the legal obligations for Internet users and discusses some of the emerging issues associated with online images produced by children and young people, such...

The role of emerging communication technologies in experiences of sexual violence: a new legal frontier?

This research study investigates how communication technologies facilitate sexual violence against young people and what challenges this presents for the Victorian criminal justice system.

Sex and tech: Results from a survey of teens and young adults

In an effort to better understand the intersection between sex and cyberspace with respect to attitudes and behavior, the US based National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and commissioned a survey of teens and young adults to explore electronic activity. This is...