In many cases, schools deal with these matters in-house, counselling the participants and doing their best to re-call the images. In some cases, police are called. They have two options: use their discretion to warn those involved or press charges.

But in Victoria, there are no laws written with teen sexters in mind. ”Pressing charges” thrusts young people headlong into the serious jurisdiction of child pornography laws.

via The law on sexting leaves our teens dangerously exposed.

Susan McLean, cyber bullying expert will be talking about Practical Strategies that can be used to combat cyber bullying at the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminars held around Australia by Generation Next. For details and registration go to Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People.