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Sexting – legal issues

Child Sexual Abuse Images

Ins@fe explains that ‘…if minors engage in sexting they are actually creating, transmitting or possessing a sexual image of a minor, and this is illegal. While prosecuting young people for this type of activity is not necessarily the best solution, making them aware of the legal aspects can be helpful. Many young people will have no idea that they are actually distributing an image that is regarded as a child sexual abuse image. Being aware of this fact may help them to stop and think about their actions.’
To find out more read about Sexting in Context on the Ins@afe web site.

Cyberbullying, legal frame and tools

According to the European Commission, Cyberbullying is repeated verbal or psychological harassment carried out by an individual or group against others. It can take many forms: mockery, insults, threats, rumours, gossip, “happy slapping”, disagreeable comments or slander. Interactive online services (e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging) and mobile phones have given bullies new opportunities and ways in which they can abuse their victims.

The DELETE CYBERBULLYING Project is a European Awareness Raising Campaign on Cyberbullying
Under the Daphne III Programme (Duration: 1st February 2013-end June 2014), which offers many usefull links, tools, tips and legal information about the subject.

Find out more on their website: http://deletecyberbullying.eu/resources/