Sexting is a Growing Problem that is Hard to Regulate in the United States and Abroad
The Parliament of Victoria Australia’s Law Reform Committee is meeting with Beyond Bullies to discuss sexting among adolescents and teens.
The committee is currently conducting an inquiry on sexting – the sharing of sexually explicit content on electronic devices. The committee intends to travel to Canada and the United States to gain an international perspective on legislative and policy responses to sexting and cyber-bullying.
“Sexting can have severe consequences for minors, yet a large percentage of youth are willing to take the risk to use sexting as a means to share nude or partially nude photos. One sext can result in jail time, expulsion from school, sports teams, rejections from colleges and future employment,” says Sherman.
Members of the committee will meet with Sherman to discuss the legal issues that can arise from sexting, approaches to educate teens on the harmful effects of sexting as well obtaining general information about the phenomenon of sexting.
Beyond Bullies assist teens to become involved in leadership positions in their schools by providing opportunities for them online and offline to become aware, confident and caring role models.