Sexting as a Social Norm: How Schools Can Address the Legal and Social Risks for Students

At a recent NSW Anti-Bullying Conference, Canadian Researcher and Psychology Professor, Wendy Craig, told attendees that “teenagers now see sexting as a social norm and its dangers need to be addressed directly in classrooms as part of the sex education curriculum.” However, schools also need to navigate the legal risks of child pornography laws when addressing the topic of sexting.

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Photographing and Filming Students: Is Your School Getting it Right?

Photographing or filming students at school or at weekend sport has become a highly sensitive issue. With the rise in online abuse such as sexting and cyber bullying, schools have been required to rethink and reinforce protections for their students online, including the consent of students and their parents when taking photographs or producing videos at school events. But has your school maintained the right balance between privacy and common sense when photographing and filming students?

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