Hundreds of Western Australian women and girls - some as young as 14 - have been caught up in a nude photo scandal. The victims originally sent the images privately to a source they trusted but who then shared the images online, reported Seven News. The latest photo scandal comes after authorities shut down a site in February that contained explicit images of young female students from across Australia. Scroll down for video. Hundreds of photos of woman and teenagers have been leaked online in a nude photo scandal the images above are not related to the recent leak. The new leak sees its content expire every two days but allows users to download the images. This time, content shared online expires every two days and users can download and store the images which can then be shared at a later date. Experts say shutting down this new leak is almost impossible because it is difficult to identify the culprits.
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Then she sent the full-length frontal photo to Isaiah, her new boyfriend. They broke up soon after. In less than 24 hours, the effect was as if Margarite, 14, had sauntered naked down the hallways of the four middle schools in this racially and economically diverse suburb of the state capital, Olympia. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of students had received her photo and forwarded it. In short order, students would be handcuffed and humiliated, parents mortified and lessons learned at a harsh cost.
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Last week, administrators at a New Jersey middle school found naked pictures of students on classmates' phones, leading school district officials as well as the police to get involved. Bernards Township Superintendent Nick Markarian told parents in a letter that if their kids deleted photos by Sunday, then they wouldn't be charged criminally, " Please tell your child that under no circumstances should they be taking nude photos of themselves. The letter also pleaded, "Please tell your child that if someone asks them to create such a photo they should say no and report the person to a trusted adult. Please tell your child if they receive inappropriate photos they should immediately delete the photo or immediately go to the police station or school office if at school with their phone - they should NOT distribute the photo. And that's child pornography. According to the Bernardsville News , "The situation was revealed late last week when the parent of a concerned student viewed the images and contacted the school, said Capt.
If your child has sent a nude, what steps should you take and what support can you expect from local agencies? Our experts provide insight on this and more about the law, sexting and tips to manage the situation. Most schools will make a judgement on whether to involve outside agencies such as the police but it is important that parents are involved in the discussions and whether support, further education or punishment is most appropriate. Each sexting incident is different and it is important that schools deal with them appropriately on a case by case basis. Many sexting incidents are now dealt with in this way. However, for more serious incidents for example, deliberately sharing an image to abuse, using the image to coerce or exploit the victim prosecution may still take place. The latter is the least likely, as most sexual images are shared via SnapChat which limits the time of visibility.