Earlier this month, The Age reported on the recommendations of the Victorian Parliamentary Law Reform Committee on the issue of sexting. The government has 6 months to implement the 14 recommendations which include:
The two major changes are that an offence be introduced for non-consensual sexting, and that young people have a defence against child pornography charges if the two people involved in the image – the subject, and the sender – are legally allowed to engage in sexual activity, and that ”they are not more than two years older than any minor depicted in that image”.
In response to the report, psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg tweeted:
Great move to ensure sexting teens are not treated like paedophiles.
Read the whole Age article here.