Albury, Kath, Crawford, Kate, Byron, Paul and Mathews, Ben, Young People and Sexting in Australia: Ethics, Representation and the Law

Gunders, Lisa (2013) Albury, Kath, Crawford, Kate, Byron, Paul and Mathews, Ben, Young People and Sexting in Australia: Ethics, Representation and the Law. Media International Australia, 1 148: 156-156.

Author Gunders, Lisa
Title Albury, Kath, Crawford, Kate, Byron, Paul and Mathews, Ben, Young People and Sexting in Australia: Ethics, Representation and the Law
Formatted title
Albury, Kath, Crawford, Kate, Byron, Paul and Mathews, Ben, Young People and Sexting in Australia: Ethics, Representation and the Law
Journal name Media International Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1329-878X
2200-467X
Publication date 2013-08-01
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Volume 1
Issue 148
Start page 156
End page 156
Total pages 1
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher School of English, Media Studies & Art History, University of Queensland
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This report addresses a serious gap in the Australian literature on sexting by giving voice to young people – no easy task, given that: ‘Current Australian laws prevent researchers from asking people under 18 years about their personal sexting practices.’ (p. 22) By sexting, the authors refer to the production and sharing of naked or semi-naked photos by phone or social media. Their particular concern is young people aged 16–17 years who are above the legal age of consent in Australia but under the age of 18, and therefore subject to child pornography laws when sexting. These laws, they contend, were never intended to apply to the consensual sharing of images between adolescents involved in intimate relationships.

The report aims to ‘inform Australian legal, educational and policy responses to sexting’ (p. 3), and discusses the outcomes of three focus groups involving sixteen young people from Sydney and a workshop attended by stakeholders from a range of government bodies, universities and NGOs...
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Subtitle: "ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation/Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales, 2013, ISBN 9 7807 3343 2804, iv+33 pp. Available free from http://jmrc.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Young_People_And_Sexting_Final.pdf".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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