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Free cyber bullying booklet educates young people about online safety

A free booklet is educating young people about their legal rights and responsibilities when using social media, and how to stay safe online.

The Cyber bullying, Sexting and Facebook: Know the law, know your rights booklet is helping young people to better understand the legal consequences of their online behaviour and where to get help if they need it.

“Young people often don’t realise cyber bullying is a crime, or that they can be charged with an offence for possessing or forwarding naked or partially naked photos of someone aged 18 or younger,” Legal Aid Queensland lawyer David Law said.

“Educating young people about what the law says about cyber bullying and sexting, how to prevent your personal photos getting into the wrong hands, and where to get help if you need it will support young people to make informed choices to better protect their online safety.”

The booklet can be downloaded(PDF, 6MB) or ordered for free from the Legal Aid Queensland website 

Media contact:

Miranda Greer or Amanda Catania  Ph (07) 3017 0407

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