This national law bans sexting for anyone under 18.When sexting involves someone under 18, it can be ‘child pornography’ or an ‘indecent act’.She posed naked on the web, fought for pornography online, and even kept an online "Diary of a Virtual Girlfriend." But after earning a place in internet history, Bernadette Taylor vanished without a trace.It's been almost a year since her site disappeared -- so it's only fitting to offer a moment of appreciation.With collaborator Scott Stubbs, there was tough talk to Wired News about thwarting the Australian censorship laws using off-shore proxy servers -- and she even learned how to program in Java.She also showed an exhibitionist's willingness to personalize her site, offering a free online diary that was surprisingly candid, and nothing but sex-positive.
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It’s also a crime when it involves harassing people of any age.
In NSW, the law says you can consent to both sex and sexting at age 16.
Coban is accused of later sending naked images of the girl to her head teacher."When we first told the police, they said the chances of catching who was doing it were extremely, extremely slim," said her mother."Then later on when they told us they knew who was doing it, and it was worldwide, there was some relief there because he'd been caught but there was also the worry about the effect it was going to have on my daughter. It doesn't just affect the victim it affects the whole family in so many ways." Coban, 38, also faces charges over the blackmailing of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old Canadian who took her own life in 2012.
Amanda described being blackmailed and bullied in a video she posted online before she died."I watched her video and I cried at her video," said the Scottish mother. The thoughts that were running through my head - that could have been my daughter."The only advice that I can really think of is that you really do need to be a lot more vigilant than you think you're being.