R U Legal?

R U Legal? is an online legal resource to get young people thinking about some of the legal issues connected to how they behave in relationships, online and on social media.

The resources have been created to use in schools. Each topic below has a version for students that guides them through the presentation, and an ‘unlocked’ version for teachers. Each topic includes videos, information about the law, games and quizzes.

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Picture young woman reading bookR U Legal?  covers:

 

Sexting

Explores the legal and social issues around taking, sharing, requesting or saving nude or sexy pictures and videos of someone younger than 18 years old, including selfies and text messages. The materials highlight the long term problems that can result from images being shared online, or if you end up with a criminal record. Features videos based on real-life stories about what can happen from sexting.

Includes a version for teachers to use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Cyberbullying

Explores the legal and social issues around bullying online or through social media. The resources highlight the long term problems that can result from people finding out about things you said online, or if you end up with a criminal record. Includes suggestions of what you can do if you are being bullied online, or if you think you might have done the wrong thing and bullied someone else. Features videos based on real-life stories about the legal and social consequences of cyber bullying.

Identity theft

Explores the legal and social issues around pretending to be someone else, in the context of creating or using email and social media accounts without permission. The resources highlight the long term problems that can result from pretending to be someone else, or if you end up with a criminal record and includes suggestions of what you can do to prevent or respond to identify theft, and what to do if you have done it yourself. Features videos based on real-life stories about the legal and social consequences of identity-theft.

Sex and consent

Explores the legal and social issues about sexual activity and giving consent, including when consent is not properly given. The resources highlight the long term problems that can result from being involved in sexual activity without proper consent, including ending up with a criminal record. Includes suggestions of what you can do if you are feeling pressured into sex, want to change your mind, want to say no, or need someone to talk to. Features audio and videos based on real-life stories about the legal and social consequences of having sex without consent.

 

How do I access R U Legal?

To get started, you will need to create a username and password to login to the R U Legal? website.

You can choose to include an email address, in case you forget your username or password.

Once you have registered, you can access all the R U Legal? resources as many times as you like. All the resources are free to use.

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How can I book a presenter to come out to my school or group?

As part of our community legal education role, Legal Aid WA can come and present in schools based on the R U Legal? resources.

Sessions can be provided to groups from Years 5 to 12, though some topics and content are more appropriate for different ages. Our presenters are happy to provide you with more information about the sessions and discuss what might be best for your students.

We are also willing to help train teachers and staff to present R U Legal? at their own schools.

Email rulegal@legalaid.wa.gov.au or call (08) 9261 6500 if you have questions about the R U Legal? resources or to book a presenter for your school.

Disclaimer

The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.