Activity Introduction

Quick summary: In this factsheet, you will learn what to do when a student has been sharing images of others without their consent.

Audience: Teachers, school leaders and wellbeing staff.

Related online course: Teaching Consent To Children

Related education package: eSafety for Kids

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Factsheet: What to do when a student has been sharing images of others without their consent

Immediate Action

Calmly approach the student(s) (individually) who you think may be involved and gently inquire about the incident. Prioritise the student/s whose images were shared. Explain that everyone has a right to have their images remain private, and a trusted adult can always help. Follow the school's protocols to best support your students.


Sharing private images without consent is a crime known as ‘image-based abuse’. This is where someone shares, or threatens to share, a nude or sexual image/video of another person without their consent. This can also include digitally altered photos. If you become aware of an incident involving image-based abuse, you have a duty of care to respond and to consider the safety and well-being of all students affected. This includes the well-being of the student(s) whose images have been shared, the student(s) who may have shared

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