Warning to parents
“While we cannot control what happens outside the college, we are committed to providing our school community with support and information to ensure these incidents do not occur.”
East Victoria Park psychologist Marny Lishman said the teenage brain struggled to controlling risktaking impulses and understanding the consequences of such action.
“The teenage brain is rapidly growing during the adolescent years, however the part of the brain that controls decision-making is not fully developed,” Dr Lishman said.
She said the problem with ‘sexting’ and posting explicit or potentially embarrassing photographs on social media was that they were there forever.
“The consequences of sending photos of yourself to people are that once they are put out there, you can’t get them back,” she said.
Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor strategic regulation director Mark Beecroft said there was no law against an adult, parent or guardian supplying liquor to a juvenile in a private WA residence.