Lots of people use social media in their relationships. We use it to connect with people that we know in person like friends, family, and schoolmates but we also use it to make new friends who share things in common with us.
It’s important that we’re just as respectful online as we are in person. It’s also important that you understand the legal implications of some online behaviour.
Legal implications of online behaviour
There are significant legal ramifications for online behaviour – from what you post, how you communicate, and who you talk to online.
The laws are different depending on the state or territory you’re in, so the best way to make sure you know the law and your rights is to visit Lawstuff, and read the sections on your state or territory.
Check out our Rumour Map to see what can happen when information gets out online!
Always be careful with what you share online, and respect the privacy and consent of other people. If you’re not sure, don’t share.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Liam and Anna have been dating for a little while and they are beginning to explore the sexual side of their relationship. Liam decides to take a naked photo of himself to send to Anna, which he texts to her phone.
Put yourself in Anna’s shoes – what do you do?