Order by newest oldest recommendations. 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. Teenagers spoken to by Guardian Australia suggested that it is far from universal, and more common among older teenagers in relationships. But Albury is clear that the issue should be principally approached from the perspective not of criminality, not of prohibition, but of harm minimisation. 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.
The current approach of prohibition-as-prevention does young people of both genders a disservice, Watson says.
Nude selfies: what if they are just an ordinary part of teenage life?
For the best part of a decade, young women like Erin have been told by police, parents and schools not to take any photographs that they would not want shared with the world. He says that perspective is only reinforced by the absence of repercussion. Since 2 Novemberno one can be prosecuted in the state for taking explicit images of themselves. But she sometimes worries that those she has sent in the past may one day be circulated without her consent. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. They believe the issue should be approached from the perspective of harm reduction, and that only those who share the images should face repercussions, not those who take them. Show 25 25 50 All.