Sexting is the creation and sharing of sexually explicit images via the internet and mobile phones.
Kids Helpline has called for children to be warned of the dangers of sexting as part of the school curriculum, including the impact such behaviour may have on their future aspirations.
The Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform committee is holding an inquiry into whether current legislation appropriately deals with sexting.
Victoria Police said that they do not support the creation of a new offence for sexting under state law.
If you have been the victim of sexting or any other form of sexual abuse contact Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria for free, prompt and professional advice and support on 1800 000 055 or complete our enquiry form at www.victimsofcrime.com.au