Why is a Victorian school teaching young people how to sext?: Shelton

July 04, 2018

Educators at Victoria's Fitzroy High School have been attacked for showing students from Years 7 to 10 an "educational video" on “sexting done right”.

The move has appalled Conservative Party Queensland Senate candidate Lyle Shelton who says it's just an extension of the widely discredited Safe Schools programme.

Titled The Art of Sexting, the five-minute video advises, among other things, hiding your identity by cropping out your face and anything that “makes it obvious it’s you”.

The Herald Sun reports Fitzroy High teacher Briony O’Keefe claims the video is part of a “harm minimisation approach”.

“The fact sexting is tricky doesn’t mean we should give up on talking about it,” she said. “We know they are going to engage in it … here are the ways to do it as safely as possible.”

Mr Shelton has told The Daily Telegraph's Miranda Devine Live he's disturbed by the contradictory approach to education taken by the Victorian Government and the fact that the Green's Adam Bandt is all for the sexting video.

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