WARN YOUR CHIL­DREN OF THIS DAN­GER

Kwinana Courier - - Street Watch - Se­nior Sergeant Stephen Thomp­son

SEXTING refers to the send­ing of provoca­tive or sex­ual pho­tos, mes­sages or videos, gen­er­ally us­ing a mo­bile phone or post­ing this type of ma­te­rial on­line. Sexting is a com­mon oc­cur­rence be­tween chil­dren. En­gag­ing in this ac­tiv­ity can re­sult in se­ri­ous sex­ual of­fences be­ing com­mit­ted by all par­ties. The re­sult may be a crim­i­nal con­vic­tion or be­ing reg­is­tered as a se­ri­ous sex­ual of­fender. Warn your child about the con­se­quences of sexting, both so­cially and legally. Re­mind them to think be­fore they act – tak­ing or send­ing sex­ual im­ages, even of them­selves, has ram­i­fi­ca­tions that may be il­le­gal. Re­mind your child to delete any sex­ual con­tent they re­ceive from oth­ers and to avoid for­ward­ing this type of con­tent. Re­mind your child to con­sider the feel­ings of oth­ers when dis­tribut­ing any con­tent by mo­bile phone or on­line. Learn to use your child’s mo­bile phone and talk with them about what they can and can’t do with it. –

KWINANA

A PUB­LIC Trans­port Author­ity se­cu­rity guard was as­saulted by a group of young peo­ple on Au­gust 5. Po­lice would like to speak to the peo­ple pic­tured in re­la­tion to the as­sault, which oc­curred about 12.50am on the Satur­day. The at­tack oc­curred at Kwinana Bus Sta­tion on Gil­more Av­enue, Kwinana. Call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 and quote ref­er­ence num­ber 050817 0120 15684.

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