Greens MP Adam Bandt should publicly apologise for promoting the objectification of young girls’ bodies.
In a tweet by Bandt at the weekend he praised Fitzroy High School for teaching school girls as young as 12 the ‘right’ way to send explicit images of themselves.
Australian Christian Lobby’s Centre for Human Dignity Director Wendy Francis said, “Under Commonwealth law sexting with anyone under the age of 18 is illegal.”
“Adam Bandt is promoting a program which not only sexually objectifies young girls, but also endorses illegal activity.”
“This is not the sort of program a federal member of parliament should be promoting.” Said Mrs Francis.
ACL calls on Adam Bandt to apologise for publicly promoting this program which encourages young children to engage in an illegal and degrading act.
Why is a Victorian school teaching young people how to sext?: Shelton
Educators at Victoria’s Fitzroy High School have been attacked for showing students from Years 7 to 10 an “educational video” on “sexting done right”.
Titled The Art of Sexting, the five-minute video advises, among other things, hiding your identity by cropping out your face and anything that “makes it obvious it’s you”.
The Herald Sun reports Fitzroy High teacher Briony O’Keefe claims the video is part of a “harm minimisation approach”.
“The fact sexting is tricky doesn’t mean we should give up on talking about it,” she said. “We know they are going to engage in it … here are the ways to do it as safely as possible.”
Mr Shelton has told The Daily Telegraph’s Miranda Devine Live he’s disturbed by the contradictory approach to education taken by the Victorian Government and the fact that the Green’s Adam Bandt is all for the sexting video.
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