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
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