Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, is very common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. Why do teens do it? To show off, to entice someone, to show interest in someone, to prove commitment, or even as a joke.
As teens develop an interest in sex, technology and apps make sexting easy, and unfortunately, acceptable amongst today’s youth. Sending these types of pictures or messages is problematic enough, but the real challenge comes when this content is shared broadly. The recipient is in possession of a highly compromising image or message that can be easily posted or sent to others via email or text. The intention doesn’t matter, technology makes it possible for everyone to see your child’s most intimate self.
Cyber Safety Solutions
Susan is the Founder of Cyber Safety Solutions and is Australia’s foremost expert in cyber safety. A member of Victoria Police for 27 years, she is widely known as the ‘cyber cop’, being the first officer appointed to a position involving cyber safety and young people.
Alannah & Madeline Foundation
As CEO of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Lesley has established a range of new key global partnerships for the Foundation to deliver ambitious new public health goals. Her time at the Health Department, saw her lead the response to the tsunami crisis in Aceh, Indonesia and later developed the National Incident Room following the Bali bombings.
Michael sits on the Board of many organisations including the National Centre Against Bullying. In 1985 he founded CanTeen, a cancer support group for teenagers. He is the resident psychologist on Channel 7’s Sunrise and has worked as an academic, researcher and political lobbyist. Michael has written several bestselling books on parenting including ‘Surviving Year 12’.
Sexting (or "sex texting") is the sending or receiving of sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages and video via a mobile phone or the internet. These days, almost every child has many ways to get online making it very easy for teens, and even primary school children, to create and share personal photos and videos of themselves without their parent's knowledge.