Stefanie Yuen Thio quoted in TODAY on online harm targeted at women and girls: “Youth engagement needs to go younger”

TSMP Law Corporation joint managing partner Stefanie Yuen Thio was quoted in TODAY on 27 July 2022, in an article on what more needs to be done to tackle online harms, especially to women and girls.

Leading a new charity called SG Her Empowerment (SHE), Ms Yuen Thio said that SHE would be guided by research conducted by Alliance for Action (AfA), and that interventions and youth engagement needs to start earlier.

She remarked, “It needs to be at an even younger age because many male and female gender stereotypes are set by the time children are 12.”

She also announced that the charity will be working on streamlining a process where volunteer lawyers from the Law Society Pro Bono Services will assist victims of online harm and their families.

Technology is another area of focus for SHE. Ms Yuen Thio said that the charity is working with various government agencies on the possibility of using technology to help identify authentic images or videos that may have been posted somewhere without the knowledge of the victim. 


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