So you got naked online - sexting resource
So you got naked online... is a resource that offers children, young people and parents advice and provides strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents. The resource covers topics such as:
- What is sexting and can it happen accidentally?
- Trust and friendship - considering what is appropriate to share and with whom.
- How images or videos can be shared online and what websites they might end up on.
- Will this affect your online reputation and your future?
- How to ask your parents for help.
- Where to seek further advice and support.
So you got naked online was developed by The Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner in partnership with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, South West Grid for Learning and Cybersafe Kids.
To download a copy of the resource, see
So You Got Naked Online - A Resource on Sexting (pdf - 1.76mb)
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