Where to get help

A QUICK AND EFFECTIVE EXPLANATION ON CONSENT

The short video tea and consent has been a valuable resource for schools and counsellors and has received acclaim for succinctly explaining the issue – click here to view.

Sexual Assault is a crime of violence. It aims to humiliate and degrade the victim and can occur within marriage and relationships. It can be a frightening experience that may have long term effects. These effects occur regardless of a person’s age, gender, status, culture, ability or sexuality.

Sexual Harassment

Each State and Territory in Australia has legislation about sexual harassment that Includes:
Verbal – comments about your body, catcalls as you walk past, spreading sexual rumours, making sexual remarks or accusations, dirty jokes or stories.

Physical – grabbing, rubbing, touching, or pinching in a sexual way

Visual – display of naked pictures or sex-related objects, obscene gestures, flashing

Online – sexual comments or rumours spread across cyberspace

Coercive – threats or offering rewards

Sexting Laws

“Sexting” is a term that the adult and media world often use.  Young people often refer to sexting as:  “sending nudes”, “dick picks”

Australian Federal Laws
It is illegal to use the internet or a mobile phone service to transmit, receive, store or possess child pornography.

Any person under the age of 18 involved in the following is child pornography:
*Appears engaged in a sexual activity or sexual pose
*With someone else (of any age) who is engaged in a sexual activity or sexual pose
*A dominant part of the picture displays a sex organ or female breasts for sexual purposes

SEXUAL ASSAULT

It is a crime to have sexual intercourse without consent – sexual intercourse is not just having sex, it also includes putting a penis in someone’s mouth, or putting any body part or object in someone’s vagina or anus.

ACT OF INDECENCY

Indecent assault is unwanted touching of a person’s body by another person. For example it can include kissing or inappropriate touching of a person’s breasts, bottom or genitals.

AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT

Victim is under 16 years; Victim is under the offender’s authority; Victim has a serious physical or intellectual disability; Offender inflicts bodily harm

EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGNS THAT SPEAK UP FOR VICTIMS

#letherspeak – click here

#teachusconsent – click here

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