Protect children from porn and predators: Our urgent message to Big Tech
Draft Codes leave major loopholes for child sexual exploitationRead more
When a 12-year-old school girl tells you about the explicit video a man sent her…
As National Child Protection Week draws to a close, we must face our failure to keep children safe from pornography exposure and on-line predators.
By Daniel PrincipeRead more
"Safe sexting" apps and moral panics
Collett Smart is both a registered psychologist and a qualified teacher, as well a PhD candidate at Macquarie University. She regularly provides comment on national television and radio, regarding issues on mental health and child advocacy. Collett has worked with families in various countries around the world, for almost 20 years.
As published on Online Opinion
Has Laissez-faire parenting become ‘the new black’? With the help of home grown pot, parent-supervised binge-drinking parties and new self-destructing ‘sexting’ apps, teens can get safely inebriated, safely high, or safely sexually harassed, all in the comfort of the parental nest. The rationale being that teens will do such-and-such anyway, so why say ‘no’ to anything they want to do.Read more