Young people at the age of consent are viewed by law to have general sexual competence to enforce personal boundaries and negotiate the risks involved in sexual activities.
When an adult engages in sexual behaviour with someone below the age of consent, they are committing a criminal offence (child sexual abuse).
Parents are starting to become even more concerned about there children’s safety and every week the New York attorney’s receive a calls from angered parents.
There are teachers an counselors here at Kurt Hahn who can help you navigate any confusions you may have.
In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.
This sheet is designed to inform practitioners and researchers of age of consent legislation in Australia.
If you are a young person seeking advice on sexual relations please refer to some of the following websites: Age of consent laws attempt to strike a balance between protecting children and young people from exploitation and other harms, and preserving their right to privacy and healthy sexual development.
If you believe a child is in immediate danger call Police on 000. Information is current up to the date of publication.