“Many young people are not adequately informed about the ethical, legal, and emotional consequences of sharing explicit content such as ‘deepfakes’ …(and) don’t fully grasp the potential harm to themselves and others.”

Jackie Bateman talks generative AI deepfakes and child safety with ABC News Breakfast.

Jackie Bateman
Jackie Bateman
General Manager, Prevention and Recovery


Jackie Bateman is a renowned therapist, trainer, consultant, and writer with more than 20 years’ practice experience in supporting and working with children and young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviours and their families.

Currently, Jackie is General Manager, Prevention and Recovery at Kids First Australia, an independent child and family services provider and a pioneer of sexual abuse services for children and young people in Victoria. Kids First’s Sexual Assault Counselling and Prevention Program (SACPP) works with children and young people who have experienced or engaged in harmful sexual behaviours. The team recently released an evidenced-informed consent education platform, ‘To Future Me’ which teaches on the topics of sex, consent, grooming behaviour and gender in an age-appropriate digital format.

For media enquiries and/or to seek commentary from Jackie Bateman, please contact:

April Chaplin, Communications Lead at Kids First Australia

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