There are no creepy, weird messages.”Unfortunately, the app’s scope in Australia is currently limited to Sydney, although it is available there for free on both Android and i Phone.
If you require assistance or would like to talk to a trained professional about the issues described in this paper, please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
If you believe a child is in immediate danger call Police on 000. Information is current up to the date of publication.
The app works by connecting you with friends of friends on Facebook, so you can connect over something more intimate than a cheesy pick-up line.“It helps people meet naturally, like how they would in real life through friends at things like house parties, dinners or weddings,” Hinge creator Justin Mc Leod told in April.“When people are in a social network, then it’s a little bit different.
There’s transparency.“People treat each other like they do in real life.
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In Tasmania and South Australia the age of consent is 17 years of age.
Although the legal age of consent throughout Australia is either 16 or 17 years of age, legislation in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory makes it an offence for a person in a supervisory role to sexually engage with a person under their special care who is aged 16 or 17 years.
When an adult engages in sexual behaviour with someone below the age of consent, they are committing a criminal offence (child sexual abuse).
Age of consent laws cannot be considered in isolation to other legislation concerning issues such as sexual assault and child sexual abuse.
It is a common and normal part of sexual development for young people to explore and experiment in sexual interactions with their peers (Araji, 2004; Barbaree & Marshall, 2006; Eade, 2003).