Statement on national school pornography ring

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Media Statement - Wednesday 27 August

We know the internet can be a dangerous place. That’s why the Alannah & Madeline Foundation has focused so much of its work on ensuring children are taught how to stay safe online.

The Foundation works with schools and libraries around the country to make sure they have the tools and resources they need. Our eSmart Schools will be better prepared to help children and parents through this horrible breach of trust and security.  

It is deeply distressing and wrong that young girls should be targeted, their privacy breached in such a horrifying way. It shouldn’t matter where the site is hosted if Australian men and boys are involved, this is a despicable trade that should be fully investigated by the Australian Federal Police.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation has offered our services to education ministers around the country to provide additional support to the 70 schools identified in reports.

For parents and teachers who are worried about this issue, you can visit https://esafety.gov.au/women/take-control/online-abuse/revenge-porn or https://www.esafety.gov.au/women/take-control.

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