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
So You Got Naked Online
A resource that offers strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents
Online Safety Podcast
Official SWGfL online safety podcast
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
Responding to & Managing Sexting Incidents
This guidance aims to help schools identify sexting incidents, manage them and escalate appropriately
Latest Image Abuse Articles
COVID-19: Impact on Helplines
What impact did lockdown have on our helplines? What trends were seen and how did things change? You can read all about it from POSH, RP Helpline and Report Harmful Content
29th July 2020
Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online
Covid-19 has affected the lives of billions of people across the world, with unprecedented peacetime restrictions imposed. David Wright (Director of UK Safer Internet Centre) looks at the expectations and effects this time has had towards children online.
18th June 2020
Report Harmful Content Launch Bi-Lingual Site
We are pleased to announce that the Report Harmful Content platform is now available in Welsh language, which will make this service more accessible for Welsh language users.
27th May 2020
Report Harmful Content Launch Annual Report
Report Harmful Content has just released their annual report into the findings surrounding harmful content online. Read all the key findings in our latest article.
13th May 2020