A new Australian drama, SBS’s “The Hunting,” is highlighting one of the big issues faced by young people, families and school communities today: the sharing of intimate images or videos without consent. This television series explores the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families throughout the lead up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal.
If you are looking for resources to help you and your family understand the reality of image-based abuse you can find some by visiting the website for the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman-Grant has also written an article called ‘Spotlight on Nude Photo Sharing-Helping Parents & Teachers Respond‘ as a resource for parents and teachers.
Additionally, a guide has been developed by the producers of The Hunting in collaboration with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner to provide parents, carers and families with conversation starters around cyberbullying and image sharing, to promote positive experiences online.
You can find the Discussion Guide here.
As a part of our extensive Digital Wellbeing Knowledge Centre, we have other resources that might be of interest.
- Digital Parenting-What Should I Be Concerned About?
- To Spy or Not to Spy? That is the Question
- Digital Parenting Styles-Which One Are You?
- Sexting Laws-Australia 2018. What You Need to Know
- Plugged in Parents