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For Better and Worse: Young people, technology and preventing violence against women

This year’s Partners in Prevention annual forum looks at the implications of new media technologies for both contributing to violence and creating opportunities for prevention. Registration deadline extended to 5 August 2010!

Keynote speaker:

Dr Anastasia Powell (LaTrobe University)  ‘Safe Sext’? Young people, technology and sexual violence

Also featuring presentations from:

  • Michelle Blanchard (Inspire foundation), joined by ReachOut.com youth ambassadors Sam Sachs and Alastair Purdie, who will speak about young people’s use of social media.
  • Reality and Risk – a project designed to encourage debate about the impact of pornography, particularly on young people (see notes from the May PiP meeting for details.)
  • Be the Hero – an online violence prevention program designed for use with groups of young men, set up by the Victorian Women’s Trust.
  • Photograph—a new video resource and education package on ‘sexting’ – the creation and sharing of sexually explicit pictures or text messages via mobile phone.

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Victoria Room Level 4, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 11 August 2010 9.45am to 3.00pm

‘Safe Sext’? Young people, technology and sexual violence

Acknowledgement of country

DVRCV and the PiP network acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia.

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