Law Society boosting students interest in legal matters

The Law Society of NSW is helping local high school students from St Phillips Christian College Cessnock to hone their debating skills and understanding of legal matters.
The Law Society of NSW is helping local high school students from St Phillips Christian College Cessnock to hone their debating skills and understanding of legal matters.  

St Phillips Christian College will host a debate on Friday 25th November, where students will consider the topic ‘Should sexting teenagers be considered criminals?’.  

Community Legal Centre practitioner Kim Richardson will act as the debate adjudicator and will also discuss the legal ramifications surrounding sexting with students.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said technology has drastically changed the way we interact and this can have life changing consequences for teenagers.  

“The debate is aimed at informing local youth about the consequences of ‘sexting’ and presents an opportunity for students to consider how laws are applied in Australia and overseas in more detail”.

“The combination of access to technology and opportunities to travel overseas at a young age has made it increasingly important to teach our young people about the potential legal ramifications of their choices”, Cr Pynsent said.  

The debate has been made possible by a grant from the Law Society of NSW and through partnerships with CYCOS, the Community Legal Centre and St Phillips Christian College.