Cyber-safety or cyber-maturity? Teaching ethics in a virtual world

The recent rise in sexting is a direct result of a failure to educate teenagers about cyber-safety. Digital technology is now intertwined with life, and education is the only way to stop the two from conflicting.

Sexting is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. Multiple incidents of teenagers circulating explicit images of other teenagers are under investigation in Victoria. It has emerged that Queensland police have charged 240 children for producing and distributing child pornography so far in 2013.


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