DUBBO teenagers are being offered the opportunity to better understand the impact of sending a racy text or making fun of someone on line.
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A free workshop on sexting and cyber bullying will be held at Dubbo branch of Macquarie Regional Library from 4pm on March 6.

Parents of teenagers aged 13 to 18 are being encouraged to send them to the event.

Dubbo City Council reports the Children’s Legal Service and legal Aid NSW will run the workshop that aims to educate teenagers about their responsibilities in using social media and mobile phones.

The library’s young people’s services co-ordinator Laura Kelly said the one-hour workshop would use real-world scenarios to explore the possible legal consequences of sexting and cyber bullying.

“Kirsty Harrison, a solicitor from the Children’s Legal Service will host the workshop which is specifically aimed at teenagers aged 13 to 18 years and will provide an insight into privacy laws and how they relate to social media and the online world,” Ms Kelly said.

“I encourage all parents to send their teenagers to the workshop. It’s so important for our young people to be educated on their responsibilities as users of social media so they don’t wind up in trouble in the future.

For more information about the Sexting and Cyber Bullying Legal Aid Workshop contact Ms Kelly on 6801 4510.

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