A vic­tim of re­venge porn?

Got your nudes leaked on­line? Dilys and Anisha tell us what you should do asap.

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Dilys says…

“In my opin­ion, you should take these steps: 1 Ob­tain screen­shots and/or proof of the con­tent that has been shared. 2 If pos­si­ble, cap­ture who the con­tent has been shared with, and/or the size of the au­di­ence. 3 Con­tact the site that the con­tent has been up­loaded on and re­quest that it be taken down. Some sites have spe­cial chan­nels ded­i­cated to such re­port­ing. For ex­am­ple, Tum­blr has an op­tion to re­port a vi­o­la­tion of their com­mu­nity guide­lines and al­lows re­venge porn in par­tic­u­lar to be re­ported. 4 Make a po­lice re­port with as many de­tails of the in­ci­dent as pos­si­ble. 5 Reach out to friends and fam­ily for emo­tional sup­port or seek coun­selling, as the process of get­ting the of­fend­ing con­tent re­moved from cir­cu­la­tion may take time, as might the prose­cu­tion process.”

Anisha says…

“Sur­vivors can reach out to SACC for emo­tional sup­port and to know about the avail­able op­tions they have. SACC be­frien­ders have ac­com­pa­nied sur­vivors to po­lice sta­tions or to court, pro­vid­ing emo­tional, le­gal and tech­ni­cal sup­port through­out the process. This may in­clude tak­ing snap­shots to gather ev­i­dence, mak­ing a po­lice re­port and/or a Mag­is­trate’s com­plaint, or ap­ply­ing for court or­ders un­der the Pro­tec­tion from Ha­rass­ment Act, which re­quires the ha­rasser to stop their be­hav­iour, like take down on­line post­ings.”

20 per­cent of the sex­ual as­sault cases han­dled by the Sex­ual As­sault Care Cen­tre in­volve tech­nol­ogy. Nearly half were re­lated to re­venge porn, “sex­tor­tion” or the ex­tor­tion of sex­ual favours, sex­ual voyeurism or the non-con­sen­sual dis­tri­bu­tion of in­ti­mate im­ages*. *Based on 2016 fig­ures.

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