What does summer look like on the Revenge Porn Helpline?
In a word: hectic. The team behind the UK's only support service for adult victims of intimate image abuse weren't on the beach, they were busy dealing with their highest caseload to date. Read all about their non-stop summer here.
16th September 2019
Research reveals gendered trends in revenge porn crimes
Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of a collaboration between the University of Exeter, the Revenge Porn Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline, has revealed a striking gender disparity in intimate image abuse crimes.
23rd August 2019
Revenge Porn Helpline Manager Speaks Out Against Online Harassment of Women
Sophie Mortimer, Manager of the Revenge Porn Helpline, attends New York conference to highlight the global plight of women and the online harassment they battle every day.
5th June 2019
SWGfL's Helplines - Quarter 1 2019 Update
Harmful Content Manager, Kathryn Tremlett, gives us an update of SWGfL's Helplines, including our newest service, Report Harmful Content. We are also given an insight into the top issues the children's workforce and the general public are facing online.
16th May 2019
Intimate Image Abuse - A study of SWGfL's helplines
The RP Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline have recognised a need to gain a greater understanding of whether the types of issues they deal with might overlap in any way. Results from Elena Sharratt's ongoing research project, carried out with both helplines, have revealed some surprising findings.
7th May 2019
Helplines Welcome Visiting Researcher
Digital sociologist and PhD researcher, Elena Sharratt, joins the team as part of a three month study to help us better understand online abuse.
15th April 2019
RP Helpline - Our busiest month yet
Despite being the shortest month of the year, February was the busiest month in the history of the RP Helpline with 139 cases in 28 days, requring 539 calls and emails to resolve.
15th March 2019
Intimate Image Abuse: Why our website is a resource for everyone
Not all visitors to the the RP website are victims. The site is a resource for everyone who wants to learn about intimate image abuse, why people become victims and information about the law.
10th January 2019
Online Pornography is UK Parents' Most Widely Shared Worry
The most widely acknowledged concern among parents is exposure of their children to online pornography, according to collaborative research conducted with the University of Plymouth by South West Grid for Learning.
10th December 2018
16 Days of Activism: 16 reasons why we need to speak out about intimate image abuse
16 Days of Activism is a global awareness campaign We will be using this time to reflect upon 16 reasons why we need to speak out about intimate image abuse
15th November 2018
Consultation for teachers about PSHE and RSE
Teachers around the UK are invited to take part in a consultation to shape PSHE and RSE education in schools.
22nd November 2017
Helpline founder shortlisted for Hero award
Laura Higgins, Operations Manager for SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre, has been shortlisted for the ‘Hero of the Year’ award at the annual Women in IT Excellence Awards.
29th September 2017
EastEnders sexting storyline: soap wades into murky issue
EastEnders has thrust the subject of sexting into the limelight recently, but how common is the problem and how has the show handled this sensitive topic?
6th April 2017
Jokes/Memes too far?
We all love a good joke, and the internet is a place where a “good” joke can spread like wildfire, but it is important when lolling, liking and sharing that we are not laughing at the expense of anyone else
25th October 2016
Sexting and Revenge Porn, What’s the difference?
You could be forgiven for thinking RP and sexting are the same thing, they are similar, but they are different especially when we are talking about child online safety and in this article I will try to explain why
12th July 2016
The SWGfL Trophy Cabinet
Recent months have seen our services nominated and win at the National Digital Safety Awards in a glitzy ceremony in London. Why not take a look at those services and products for yourself and see what all the fuss is about?
14th June 2016