The discrepancy is illustrative of a law that aims to police the culture of taking intimate images, rather than the crime of sharing them non-consensually. Advertising agencies, Hollywood producers and music executives have long known that sex sells. We want more attention. Find National Post on Facebook. For a generation that communicates visually, photos are limitless in the meanings they can convey. Teenagers spoken to by Guardian Australia suggested that it is far from universal, and more common among older teenagers in relationships. The current approach of telling young women not to take such photos is failing on both fronts:
Since 2 Novemberno one can be prosecuted in the state for taking explicit images of themselves.
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It is also not an offence if you are under 18 and no person pictured is more than two years younger than you, and the photo does not depict a serious criminal offence. Then in person, that makes sex better. Its founding insight is as correct today as it was two decades ago. While Kelly may legally be an adult, she and Instagram starlets such as year-old Kylie Jenner 48 million followers are inspiring underage girls to follow their lead, warns adolescent psychologist Michele Borba, who has noticed a growing trend of girls posting sexually suggestive photos online. Police are continuing to investigate a websitebelieved to be hosted overseas, which encourages Australian students to upload explicit images of their female peers. Filed under Culture Books.