What is Image Abuse?
Image-based abuse is when someone shares, or threatens to share, intimateimages without the consent of the person in the photo. ... It includes images that were taken with and without a person's consent. This behaviour is a form of abuse. It is used to threaten, harass, objectify, abuse and coerce people.
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Image Abuse Products & Resources
Professionals Online Safety Helpline
Online Safety helpline for professionals who work with children and young people in the UK
Online Safety Podcast
Official SWGfL online safety podcast
So You Got Naked Online
A resource that offers strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents
Report Harmful Content
An online platform for reporting harmful content you experience through social media
Young People Pressured into Sending Nudes
A research programme on young people’s experience of sending and sharing nude and nearly nude images, otherwise known as sexting. Published December 2017
Managing Sexting Incidents
With the rise of sexting incidents involving young people, this guidance aims to help schools identify sexting incidents, manage them and escalate appropriately
Latest Image Abuse Articles
This is why we launched Report Harmful Content
Report Harmful Content officially launched on Tuesday 3 December. These stories and statistics show exactly why the service is so important.
5th December 2019
3 reasons why the Revenge Porn Helpline are celebrating
November 2019 was quite the month on the Revenge Porn Helpline. The team are celebrating three major milestones - can you guess what they are?
2nd December 2019
How SWGfL is helping to eliminate violence against women
November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. This day is a cause that means a great deal to SWGfL, as much of our work operating three helplines comes back to gendered violence.
25th November 2019
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