New research from online safety organisation Netsafe reveals that one in four girls and nearly one in seven boys have been asked to share a nude or nearly nude image of themselves. The research also revealed that young people believe sharing nude or nearly nude images is commonplace, with about half of all respondents saying sharing nudes happens "often" or "very often". The research shows young people may feel pressure to send these images as they believe sending nudes is commonplace, but it's important to let them know that this actually isn't the case. Netsafe's research is the first representative survey into teenage "sexting" behaviour in New Zealand and was conducted in conjunction with the Ministry for Women's "Insights into digital harm: The online lives of girls and boys" report which was released last week. The Ministry for Women report found many young people preferred to turn to a friend rather than a parent or teacher because of concern for being judged. The report also found that there was a gendered experience of online harm, with girls reporting to be at higher risk of bullying via group chats, having hate pages created about them, having nude images of themselves being shared without their consent and receiving unsolicited nude images.
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Minister For Women Julie Anne Genter is urging parents to help their children use the internet safely, following new research into digital harm. A new report highlights the different views that teenage girls and boys have on sharing nude photos on social media, with girls finding it normal but unpleasant, and boys more likely to spread photos for revenge. The revelations are part of Insights into digital harm: The online lives of New Zealand girls and boys - the first report in New Zealand of young people's experience with digital harm in their own words. The report, published by the Ministry for Women and Netsafe and released this afternoon, centres on interviews with 12 focus groups across Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, involving 95 teenagers aged 16 and
Research Sheds Light on Online Experiences of Young Kiwis
Prostitution in New Zealand , brothel-keeping, living off the proceeds of someone else's prostitution, and street solicitation are legal in New Zealand and have been since the Prostitution Reform Act came into effect. Coercion of sex workers is illegal. Until , indoor prostitution in New Zealand was governed by the Massage Parlours Act , which allowed brothels to operate in the guise of massage parlours.
It is natural for children to express their sexuality and their interest in the differences between the sexes through their behaviour. Children are curious and always wanting to learn. One of the first things they want to learn about is their bodies. They are curious about why their body is different from a parent or sibling of the opposite sex.