Factsheets: young people's legal rights, risks & responsibilities online - Legal Aid NSW & NCYLC
- Wednesday, 18 July 2012 16:16
New online fact sheets on topics including cyber bullying, sexting and identity theft will help equip young people to deal with some of the big legal risks of using social media. Researched and produced by Legal Aid NSW and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC), these eight fact sheets explain the law and young people’s legal rights and risks and responsibilities, helping them make more informed decisions when they are online.
Social networking sites have changed the way children and young people communicate with each other on a daily basis. Both the Children’s Legal Service (Legal Aid NSW) and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre have seen a growth in the number of enquiries relating to online behaviours. This project is important because it informs children and young people that behaviours like cyber bullying are actually against the law, and can result in serious legal consequences. The project also lets children and young people know that help, advice and advocacy is available.
For example, if young people have been involved in conflict online, whether it be in the form of cyber bullying, sexting, defamation or identity theft, they can seek to have the material removed immediately by contacting the website administrator, and know that help, advice and advocacy is only a click away at Lawstuff – click here.
- Cyber bullying
- Identity theft
- Terms of service
Click here to download factsheets (go to ‘Young People’ category).