06 May ‘Sitting ducks’: What may happen to those who shared Dane Swan video
A naked video of a well-known AFL personality may seem like harmless fodder for sharing online with a few mates, but circulating such material can have serious consequences.
People who shared the now infamous video of former footballer Dane Swan could face criminal charges under Victoria’s sexting and revenge porn laws. Cybersafety expert and former police officer Susan McLean said many people still don’t understand that circulating such material is a crime. “This is awful, disrespectful behaviour and you’re committing a crime,” Ms McLean said.
“I don’t know why anyone would participate – because that’s what you’re doing if you share it, you’re not a bystander or an onlooker, you’re a participant.
“You are a sitting duck for a knock on the door from the police, especially if you posted it publicly.”