Image based abuse sometimes called image based sexual abuse, revenge porn or sextortion is the name for the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. It is a type of online sexual harassment and can be an offence under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. Netsafe can help remove the content as well as advise you on the options available. The majority of the criminal prosecutions for the Harmful Digital Communications Act in its first 18 months were for image based abuse.
For some people, sending and swapping nudes can be a fun and healthy part of dating. It always pays to get the OK from someone before you send them a nude. Check out our FAQS to find out everything you need to know about unsolicited nudes. Here are a few actions that you can take depending on what you think is right for your situation:.
WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender. Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief.
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