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‘We blame the victim every time’
Young Australians are peppered with advice and threats over the dangers of sending explicit images of themselves. But experts say both the law and the curriculum is lagging behind experience, and too often girls take the blame and face the shame. When Erin was 17, she went along to a seminar with her year 11 class where she was told not to photograph herself naked — and definitely not to send such a picture to someone else. An older woman who had experienced first-hand how badly it could go wrong warned that repercussions could come at once, if the image was shared without her consent, or in the future, if it came to the attention of potential employers. This was coming from a fairly liberal and progressive school. Then in person, that makes sex better. But she sometimes worries that those she has sent in the past may one day be circulated without her consent.
The Issues: Bullying; sexting; suicide The Plot: A story tailor-made to scare parents about new technologies, this wannabe-expose centers on the suicide of a teenage girl, Dina Jenn Proske. In her quest to figure out why her daughter killed herself, her mother Liz Vassey discovers that Dina texted naked pictures to her boyfriend! But that? Stay tuned for the twist ending! Lifetime-iest Line: One of Dina? The Internet never forgets. The Issues: Teen pregnancy; peer pressure The Plot: The movie, ostensibly based on a sensationalized incident in which a group of high schoolers made a ''pact'' to get pregnant together, involves a journalist Thora Birch who returns to her alma mater to investigate why all these girls are getting knocked up in the first place. The groan-worthy tagline: ''Not all teen pregnancies are unplanned. In fact, it? Lifetime-iest Line: Zoey, offering drugs to her friend: ''Want one?
Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, or videos, primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others. It may also include the use of a computer or any digital device. The first published use of the term sexting was in a article in the Australian Sunday Telegraph Magazine. Sexting has become more common with the rise in camera phones and smartphones with Internet access, that can be used to send explicit photographs as well as messages. Young adults use the medium of the text message much more than any other new media to transmit messages of a sexual nature,  and teenagers who have unlimited text messaging plans are more likely to receive sexually explicit texts. As a result of sexting being a relatively recent practice, ethics are still being established by both those who engage in it and those who create legislation based on this concept. Whether sexting is seen as a positive or negative experience typically rests on the basis of whether or not consent was given to share the images.