'Safe Sexting' video slammed by Conservatives

July 05, 2018

A video teaching young girls and women about "safe sexting" has sparked controversy, with Victorian government officials slamming its use in Australian classrooms and Conservative Party Senate candidate Lyle Shelton saying the concept cheapens women.

The "Art of Safe Sexting" video, which is available to students as young as year 7, gives advice on how to protect themselves when indulging in "some flirty banter".

Program author and Fitzroy High School teacher Briony O'Keefe said avoiding conversations about sexting were impossible and people shouldn't give up on talking about it.

Victoria's Labor Education Minister James Merlino says the video was not endorsed by the department and agrees with Mr Shelton that the sexting tips are not appropriate.

Mr Shelton has told the Daily Telegraph's Miranda Devine Live young women deserve more respect. 

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