Research shows that young people are increasingly exploring their sexuality online. A report from La Trobe University states that 26% of teens have sent a nude or sexual image, or video, of themselves to someone else. The aim of this series is to promote discussion and awareness in an attempt to minimise harm. Experts suggest that conversations about online safety should start in the home and should occur as soon as a parent hands over a mobile device to your son. This should be then constantly reinforced throughout their educational journey.
In this Special Report, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to have conversations with their sons about the issues of online safety and the potential harm of image sharing and cyber bullying. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your son, please click here to contact the College for further information or seek medical or professional help.
Dean of Formation