Free webinar on Young People and Online Relationships

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Date Aug 22, 2017
Time 04:30 AM EDT
Cost Free
Being a teen hasn’t changed much, but the technology for self-expression and connection has. ‘Selfies’ and ‘self-image’ are concepts integral to the way they live their lives.

The latest Australian study on the issue of sexting (by LaTrobe University in 2014) found that 26 per cent of 16-18 year-olds reported having sent a sexually explicit photo of themselves.

‘Sexting’, an adult-devised term, is the taking, sending or sharing of provocative or sexual images, photos, messages or videos generally using a mobile phone and/or the internet. This act is seen by young people as a common way to heave relationships in a fun and flirty way. Yet parents identify access to inappropriate content as the number one risk for their children online.

This webinar will improve parents understandings of youth relationships and how they manifest in online environments; and explore the best ways to support young people to develop healthy, consensual, equal and respectful relationships.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation are experts in the field of cyber safety. They support 2300 schools across Australia to create cultures that promote the smart, safe and responsible use of technology and have educated over 230,000 young people via its eSmart Digital Licence.

ASG is a member owned organisation helping to create educational opportunities for children. ASG offers a range of tax effective financial products and educational resources and has been helping families and their children for more than 40 years. During this time, more than 530,000 children have been enrolled with ASG and more than $2.5 billion in education benefits and scholarship payments returned to members. For more information visit:


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