Courtroom drama to raise awareness on sexting
Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Mr Clem Newton-Brown, and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) will together launch a public education program to raise awareness among metropolitan schools on the issue of sexting, the act of transferring explicit material and self-taken images on Monday 27 October.
The launch will include a facilitated ‘Sexting Court Room Drama’ trial in which students will act out a real courtroom scene at the launch. The class activity, which underpins the campaign, is held in a real courtroom and allows students to take on the roles of prosecutor and counsel in real-life sexting offence examples.
The program will address all forms of sexting with a particular focus on the dangers of social media in facilitating the practice. A 3D court interactive video will be used in the program as an online resource for students and teachers.
Key speakers on the night include Parliamentary Secretary for Education Mr Clem Newton-Brown, who will officially launch the program, The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Chairman of the Board Dr. Graeme Blackman, Cybersafety expert Susan McLean and ABC 774’s Dave Astle who will MC the evening.