Netsafe, The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (Australia) and UK Safer Internet Centre with the University of Plymouth (UK) have collaborated on research culminating in this report on young people’s experience of sending and sharing nude and nearly nude images, otherwise known as sexting. This work builds on jointly presented research by these agencies at the inaugural Online Safety on the Edge conference in Sydney on 3 November 2017 which was co-hosted by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Netsafe New Zealand. The purpose of this shared research is to better understand the:
- prevalence of sending and sharing of both solicited and unsolicited nude or nearly nude images or videos, and
- young people’s influences and motivations for this behaviour.