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
Should young people be left to their own devices at school?
Should young people be allowed to bring their own devices into school? Some schools ban; some schools allow; and some have a hybrid policy, but what is the correct answer? David Wright, SWGfL Online Safety Manager and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.
23rd May 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
IWF Releases Annual Report and Olivia's Story
UKSIC partner charity, the Internet Watch Foundation, has released its annual report. In addition to highlighting the impact of the important work it does, the report tells Olvia's story.
1st 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
UK Government Online Harms White Paper - Initial thoughts from SWGfL
The Government wants the UK to be the safest place in the world to be online; no mean aspiration given the long,and often tortuous, history of what we now regard as our “online lives”.
8th April 2019
UK Government Publishes Online Harms White Paper
SWGfL welcomes the UK Government's Online Harms White Paper and its commitment to making the UK the safest place to be online.
8th 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
Harmful Content Online - An Explainer
Do you know what harmful content online is? And would you know what to do if you came across it? Our colleagues at Report Harmful Content Online explain.
16th January 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
New national service launched to assist public in reporting online harmful content
As a partner within the UK Safer Internet Centre, SWGfL is launching a new reporting centre to assist the public in reporting online abuse and harmful content: Report Harmful Content Online.
20th December 2018
How Reporting Violations on Social Media Works
There is a lot of confusion about reporting content on social media platforms. Here we hope to debunk some myths, help you understand the process and therefore make more effective reports on social media.
20th November 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