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Survey Reveals ‘Alarming’ Attitudes of Britons on Rape

An "alarming" proportion of adults in Great Britain remain confused about what constitutes rape, campaigners say. A third of people surveyed for the End Violence Against Women coalition said there had to be physical violence for sexual activity to count as rape. A third of males and 21% of females said it would not usually [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:03:05+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sexting Law Changes to Protect Consenting Teens from Criminal Convictions

Sexting among teens could be considered legal in some cases under new laws aimed to reduce the risk of consenting children being convicted of possessing child pornography. The changes will reduce the risk that children engaging in "normal sexual development and experimentation among teenagers" becoming criminalised, the Government said. The laws also provide a "similar [...]

By |2018-12-03T14:49:36+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tumblr Bans Non-Consensual Creepshots and Deepfake Porn

Tumblr is to ban content that results in the "unwanted sexualisation or sexual harassment of others". The social network says this includes non-consensual "creepshots" - sexually suggestive photos of clothed victims. In addition, it said it covers "deepfake" pornography, in which computer-generated images of a subject's face are transplanted onto explicit photos or videos of [...]

By |2018-09-10T12:22:19+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Study Shows Pop Culture Encourages Men to Prey on Women

It appears we must now add Morgan Freeman to the ever-growing list of respected men accused of unrespectable behavior. Ever since the #MeToo movement launched, it seems that every week another famous name is added to the list of powerful men accused of engaging in sexual assault or harassment. One word that has popped up [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:50:47+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Survey Reveals Girls as Young as 11 Catcalled and Followed

About six months ago, I was walking home from St Leonards train station in North Sydney along the Pacific Highway after a party and a car pulled up beside me. It followed me along the kerb, and a man leaned out the window and told me to get inside, first quite piningly and then very [...]

By |2018-05-28T17:20:28+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Schools Need to Use #MeToo Across Curriculum

There’s a “whole lot of sensitivity” in schools about what teachers should and shouldn’t teach when it comes to the nitty-gritty of sex education, but according to Dr Melissa Kang, one thing is clear: real life examples are a gateway to discussion. Indeed the #MeToo movement is more than just a hashtag – it’s an [...]

Rise of Sexual ‘Consent Apps’

In the world of romance post #MeToo, some young people are cautiously navigating their way through sexual relationships by using consent apps. These devices ask the user to confirm they consent to sexual activity with another user by tapping or writing on the screen of their smartphone. The number of such apps is growing, as they [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:27:55+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

7 Guidelines for Talking to your Child About Sexuality

Mommy, where do babies come from? Why does daddy have a penis and I don’t? Do you think I am fat? Why are Auntie’s breasts bigger than mine? Do these sentences sounds familiar? They do to many, because having children means receiving questions that you are not always prepared to answer. However, being able to [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:26:44+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

5 Ways Parents Can Teach Kids About Consent

An honest chat with children about healthy, consensual sex could not come any sooner. Time and again, society fails to educate young people — particularly young women — about sexual health. What’s more, in the United States, abstinence-only sex education is the rule, not the exception — and studies show it actually hurts kids as they grow into adolescence. [...]

Raise Digital Age of Consent to 16, Say Experts

Cybersecurity experts have recommended that the government increase the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 because of safety risks for children. They were “unequivocally” opposed to the Irish government’s position where children can sign legal agreements with online service providers at 13 and have their personal information sold on to third parties. An [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:28+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments