Young Australians confused about consent and control in the age of Tinder and Snapchat

The National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) Youth report released today by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) and VicHealth has found nearly a third of young men aged 16-24 years believe many women who’ve said they’d been raped had instead led the man on and then had regrets.

Young people were also confused about the sharing of nude images, with over a quarter blaming the women for sending the image instead of her partner for sharing it without her consent.

Controlling behaviour in relationships was also an area of concern – particularly for young men – with one in five not understanding that using technology* to track their partner’s movements, such as logging into her social media accounts or installing spyware on her phone, is abusive behaviour.

Source: Young Australians confused about consent and control in the age of Tinder and Snapchat

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