Sexting and the Law

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSexting
Subtitle of host publicationMotives and risk in online sexual self-presentation
EditorsMichel Walrave, Joris Van Ouytsel, Koen Ponnet, Jeff R. Temple
PublisherPalgrave
Pages119-136
ISBN (Electronic)9783319718828
ISBN (Print)9783319718811
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology

Abstract

This chapter explores the laws that frame sexting with a particular focus on Australia and Europe. International concerns over the impact that new technologies have had on child pornography and child abuse have led to countries strengthening laws to protect children. The chapter analyses how such reforms have impacted on children who engage in sexting and whether children have been criminalised for sexting behaviours. It will be seen that there are differences in how countries approach sexting. This chapter concludes by assessing whether, and what form of, legal response to sexting is appropriate and necessary.

Research Area(s)

  • Sexting, children's rights, Legislation, Non-consensual dissemination of sexual images, Privacy, Non-legal responses, CHILDREN

Citation Format(s)

Sexting and the Law. / Crofts, Thomas; Lievens, Eva.

Sexting: Motives and risk in online sexual self-presentation. ed. / Michel Walrave; Joris Van Ouytsel; Koen Ponnet; Jeff R. Temple. Palgrave, 2018. p. 119-136 (Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)