Radio NZ News 1 December 2017
Family First Comment: “Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter launched the report this afternoon at Wellington Girls’ College. “My message to young people is that you deserve to be safe, and you deserve support to get safe,” she said.
That’s great. Looking forward to her support for an Expert Panel Inquiry into the harms of pornography!
Teenage girls have told researchers it is “normal” to be sent unwanted nude pictures and part of being a woman online.
The new report, Insights into Digital Harm, is the first in New Zealand to present the differences in how girls and boys are harmed online in their own words.
Researchers from the Ministry for Women and internet safety group Netsafe interviewed about 100 students, aged 16 to 17, in focus groups around the country.
All of the teenagers knew of someone who had suffered “serious digital harm”, but also expressed that “things don’t often get out of hand”.
The report said girls were most at risk as they tended to be more invested in their online lives.
Girls were also much more likely to discuss sexual harassment than boys.
Nude images were considered “potentially most harmful”.
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