A victim of revenge porn?
Got your nudes leaked online? Dilys and Anisha tell us what you should do asap.
“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.”
“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.