Act for Kids presents new findings at international conference

9 September 2019





This year, we had the pleasure of presenting at the annual Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities (YTVC) Conference to industry professionals from all around the world!

The annual Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities (YTVC) Conference is aimed at practitioners in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, education, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy and therapy who work directly with child victims of crime.

Held at Bond University on the Gold Coast, the conference focused on ‘Recidivism’, providing attendees with the latest developments, strategies and solutions in the collaborative effort of combatting crimes against children.

Dr Katrina Lines and Miranda Bain from Act for Kids were honoured to present at the conference on 28 August and start a conversation about problem sexual behaviours in children and young people.

Act for Kids Program Manager, Miranda, said Australian and international research confirms the link between explicit sexual material online and harmful sexual behaviour by young people against other children.

“Problematic sexual behaviour by children and young people is one of the issues our Sexual Abuse Counselling team addresses with children and young people.

“Increasingly sexually explicit material is shaping kids understanding of relationships and “normal” sexual relationships,” she said.

“We hope that sharing Act for Kids’ work and research findings at the YTVC Conference will assist other professionals working in the field of child exploitation.”

To find out more about the research findings, click here.