eSafety failing our children - Our investigation featured in media

In a shock ruling, eSafety has dismissed our report of a man’s rape tweet directed at an Australian preteen girl.

From Herald Sun’s National Social Affairs reporter Julie Cross: 

Images of young Australian girls are being stolen and posted on social media sites where creepy predators discuss their sick rape fantasies.

And, a new law brought in last year to help protect Australians online is shockingly inadequate to stop it.

Collective Shout Campaigner Lyn Swanson Kennedy was quoted:

"According to eSafety, the words ‘I wanna force those tiny little legs open’ made in response to a (likely stolen and shared without consent) image of an 8yo Australian girl is not prohibited under the new federal Online Safety Act.

"We would like to know if the eSafety Commissioner endorses this response.”

Image: Herald Sun

The article reported that Former Liberal MP Lucy Wicks, who chaired an inquiry into social media earlier this year, was “sickened” by the post:

"We need to look at what more can be done from a legislative and regulation perspective to stop this happening,” she said.

“This is not OK”.

Subscribers can read the full article here.

See also

Images of pre-pubescent Australian girls are being shared online so vile predators can discuss their twisted rape fantasies: 'One of the sexiest girls I've ever seen' - Daily Mail

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  • Collective Shout
    published this page in News 2022-09-13 16:10:38 +1000

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