As technology has entered our lives so has the opportunity for people to abuse others in new ways using these advancements. Some of the issues that young people are having online involve the sharing of explicit photographs.
The law has recently changed to make it clear that a practice called “stealthing” is rape. This has been done to send a strong message to the community that this activity will not be tolerated and will be punished.
Pictures, animations, and stories about young people are popular forms of entertainment. However some of these products can contain images or ideas that are illegal in Tasmania because of the way they portray and/or sexualise young people.
A young person you will generally attend Youth Justice Court rather than the Magistrates Court. The Youth Justice Court is usually held in the same buildings as other Courts, but matters are heard inside a private courtroom.
There are important laws related to drug and alcohol use. The following can help minimise the risks related to illegal drug use and help make a party successful, enjoyable and a safe time for everyone.
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