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Australian girls say online harassment is endemic

In March this year Plan International Australia and Our Watch surveyed 600 teenage girls on uninvited sexually explicit images, pressure to take and send sexy photographs and cyberbullying.

The results were alarming, with respondents suggesting that online sexual harassment is commonplace.

We asked young people what was needed to address online sexual harassment. The answer: safety, education and zero pressure from boyfriends and peers to share explicit content.

“[I want] Better education regarding sex for both boys and girls [and] information about pornography, and the way it influences harmful sexual practices.”

Lucy, aged 15 years.

The report received coverage across radio, television and digital media all over the country. 

You can read the report below or download it here.

Plan International Australia ran our first Twitter-chat on the topic along-side Our Watch, government, social networking services, peak bodies, journalists, researchers, young people and the Twitter sphere.