Did you know there are laws about cyberbullying, taking and sending nude pics (some people call this ‘sexting’), and image-based abuse—where someone threatens to send a nude or intimate pic of you to other people? If you’ve got a phone, laptop, computer or tablet think carefully about how you use it. It might seem like harmless fun to send a nude pic of you or someone else, but it could land you in a lot trouble with your school, parents, the police, and even future employers.
Legal Aid Queensland has released a booklet for young people that explains:
- cyberbullying, sexting and image-based abuse
- what the law says
- what can happen to you if you break these laws
- where to get help if you need it.
It’s important you know about these laws when using social media as you could find yourself serving jail time if you get it wrong.