However, despite the frequency that young people were asked to share nude images, only 4 per cent of respondents had shared a nude image in the last 12 months. The findings showed that girls were more likely to receive requests for nude images than boys, but were no more likely to share nude or nearly nude images than boys. The research also highlights that not all young New Zealanders have the same experience, with differences between genders, ethnicities and those identifying themselves as having a long-term disability. The Ministry for Women report found many young people preferred to turn to a friend rather than a parent or teacher because of concern for being judged. The report also found that there was a gendered experience of online harm, with girls reporting to be at higher risk of bullying via group chats, having hate pages created about them, having nude images of themselves being shared without their consent and receiving unsolicited nude images. Netsafe provides free and confidential advice and support for anyone experiencing online abuse or harm. Don't have an account?
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Even children as young as 8 swapped naked or part-naked photos, Netsafe's website stated. Sexting, cyber bullying, pornography and online predators are the major concerns for Kiwi parents when it comes to their children and the internet. The site, which helps parents educate their children on keeping safe on the internet, has attracted about 10, visitors every month since it was launched in July last year. Sean Lyons, Netsafe chief technology officer, said the statistics were significant, with sexting becoming more prevalent among Kiwi teens. For some teens, it's become quite a normal part of dating," he said. Vodafone digi-parenting manager Liz Wilson said it was clear what parents were worried about with their children. This was the reason why she regularly managed her year-old daughter Kelis' social media page. Ms Wakelin's reasons for this control was to prevent cyber bullying and stop her daughter from seeing inappropriate content. While it was unrealistic to continue to control Kelis' social media page, Ms Wakelin said she would try as long as possible.
Teenagers are filming themselves naked and posting footage on internet sites or sending it to others in Hawke's Bay at a rate that is alarming police and shocking parents. However our youth are bombarded with sexualised images and violence through various media via advertising, movies, music videos and video games. Jones said it was important for parents to discuss the consequences of this. Parents are shocked at what they have discovered. An investigation discovered a 20 year old male living in London had a semi-nude image of a year-old girl living in Hawke's Bay which was obtained off the internet. He threatened to expose the girl, the intention being that she send him more images. Jones said just as concerning to police were various websites that encouraged people to interact with strangers and film themselves, and these were also being used by local children.
Naked pictures being shared on an app where messages are designed to disappear in seconds are being saved and widely reposted online at an alarming rate. Girls and young women are increasingly being left distraught after finding naked photos and videos sent privately on popular social media app Snapchat have later been widely circulated after photos were saved using a screenshot. Nearly half of female students spoken to in a new survey said they had had an embarrassing photo put online against their will last year.