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Honest and Reasonable Mistake About Age in Child Sex Cases

by Ugur Nedim
Imagine this: You’re 17 or 18 years old and go out one night to a party with some friends, where you meet a person who says they are 16. You start chatting to them, one thing leads to another and...

Are We Doing Enough to Protect Children from Abuse?

by Ugur Nedim
Are we doing enough to protect children from abuse? This question has recently arisen with the case of Bill Spedding, a washing machine repairman who police have named as a person of interest in the disappearance of toddler William Tyrell...

No Prison for Child Sexual Abuse? Religious Leader in Hot Water over Controversial Views

by Ugur Nedim
Child sexual abuse is an epidemic that has plagued some of the most influential institutions in the country; including churches, schools and major sporting clubs. And as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the ‘RCIRCSA’) enters...

Should Teenagers Who ‘Sext’ Each Other be Considered Criminals?

by Ugur Nedim
Although sexting has been around for years now, many teenagers are not aware of the legal implications of exchanging explicit images, and run the risk of damaging their futures as a result. The use of mobile phones is believed to...

Psychiatric Clinic Knowingly Employs Child Sex Offender: Should People Be Given a Second Chance?

by Ugur Nedim
One Dutch psychiatric clinic which offers help from a Christian perspective has made headlines because of its decision to employ a psychiatrist who has a conviction for possessing a large quantity of child pornography. In 2012, he was found to...

‘Elastic Heart’, ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’– Is the Sexualisation of Children in the Media Acceptable?

by Ugur Nedim
If you’ve been lurking the web lately, you may have seen or heard some of the public backlash against Sia’s controversial new video clip. The 39-year-old Aussie singer, who hails from Adelaide, attracted criticism last week when she released the...

Citizens Catching Criminals: A Good Or Bad Thing? The Tinder Experiment

by Ugur Nedim
There’s no doubt that the increased use of technology in our everyday lives has in many ways been a good thing. It’s now easier and faster than ever before to shop online, catch up with friends and take care of...

Registered Sex Offender Caught By Virtual “Child”

by Ugur Nedim
Last month, a Brisbane man was convicted of a number of sexual offences after he was duped into performing a sex act in front of a computer-generated avatar of a 10-year-old girl. The fake child, known as Sweetie, was created...

‘Sextors’ receive jail time at Downing Centre Court House Sydney

by Ugur Nedim
With nude pictures of celebrities going viral, threats that there are more leaked images to follow, it is clear that technology can be misused in ways that invade personal and very private parts of our lives. Morally, there are many...

Sexting: A Social Trend with Serious Consequences

by Ugur Nedim
Mobile phones are more than just handy communication tools. Most modern phones come equipped with camera and video capabilities, as well as access to the internet. The use of mobile phone cameras to take and send photos via text has...
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