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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.

Sexting – advise for parents

What is sexting?

‘Sexting’ is the exchange of self-generated sexually explicit images, through mobile picture messages or webcams over the internet.

The NSPCC offers advice for parents about talking to their child about creating, sending or receiving explicit images.

Find out more on their website.

Free help and advice online

Family Lives is a UK charity

that offers free support, guidance and advice helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. You can access their website for helpful tips and literature, but also contact their 24 hour UK helplines :

You can contact Family Lives Family Support Workers through Live Chat, email us or call the confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on the Forums.

Users and advertisers against Facebook sexist contents

Women, Action and the Media launched a campaign to get Facebook to end hate speech against women on its website and urged users and advertisers to pull their support. The companies stopped their ads and FB said it would review its guidelines, update training for employees and increase accountability for those who post such matter.

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Racist media under the watchful eye of a group of youths

The group of youths (Italian, immigrants and second generation) who created “Occhio ai media”, an observatory whose aim is monitoring and reporting racist and discriminatory press, wrote the book ¨Nella mia tendopoli nessuno è straniero¨. The book tells about the earthquake that took place in Emilia Romagna from the immigrants point of view: they lost their homes and lived side by side with italians inside the tents.

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Searchlight opposes racism and fascism in Britain and abroad.

Searchlight was founded in 1964 as an occasional publication and press agency, and became a monthly magazine in 1975. From the outset it has been uniquely successful in gathering and analysing intelligence on the far right. The results of this work are used far beyond the pages of the magazine and our other publications.

Searchlight exposes the fascists and racists’ activities and alerts the antifascist community to our opponents’ intentions, plans and trends. We are the only publication regularly to investigate and analyse the far right’s ideological powerhouse, the New Right. Searchlight is the first port of call for activists, journalists, politicians and academics seeking information on organised racism in Britain.

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