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What can we learn from The Hunting television series?

The Hunting’ is a drama series following the lives of four young Australians as they explore the complexities of relationships, identity and sexuality via technology. The series follows the lead up, revelation and aftermath of an inappropriate teen photo scandal and the impact it has on the students, teachers and families involved.

Research shows that young people are increasingly exploring their sexuality online. A report from La Trobe University states that 26% of teens have sent a nude or sexual image or video of themselves to someone else.

The aim of this series is to promote discussion and awareness in an attempt to minimise harm. Experts suggest that conversations about online safety should start in the home and should occur as soon as a parent hands over a mobile device to a child. This should be then constantly reinforced throughout their educational journey.  It is recommended that parents and guardians watch this four part series before deciding whether it is appropriate to watch with your own children.

In this Special Report, parents and care givers are encouraged to have conversations with their children about the issues of online safety and the potential harm of image sharing and cyberbullying. We hope you take time to read some of the information offered in this Special Report. 

The eSafety Commissioner also has some wonderful resources for parents and offers some strategies in having the difficult conversations.  

 

 

 

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What can we learn from The Hunting television series?

The Hunting’ is a drama series following the lives of four young Australians as they explore the complexities of relationships, identity and sexuality via technology. The series follows the lead up, revelation and aftermath of an inappropriate teen photo scandal and the impact it has on the students, teachers and families involved.

Research shows that young people are increasingly exploring their sexuality online. A report from La Trobe University states that 26% of teens have sent a nude or sexual image or video of themselves to someone else.

The aim of this series is to promote discussion and awareness in an attempt to minimise harm. Experts suggest that conversations about online safety should start in the home and should occur as soon as a parent hands over a mobile device to a child. This should be then constantly reinforced throughout their educational journey.  It is recommended that parents and guardians watch this four part series before deciding whether it is appropriate to watch with your own children.

In this Special Report, parents and care givers are encouraged to have conversations with their children about the issues of online safety and the potential harm of image sharing and cyberbullying. We hope you take time to read some of the information offered in this Special Report. 

The eSafety Commissioner also has some wonderful resources for parents and offers some strategies in having the difficult conversations.