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What to do if you have had intimate images shared online without your consent

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Intimate image abuse refers to the non-consensual sharing of intimate images and videos with the intent to cause distress. This is sometimes referred to as 'revenge porn' or 'image-based abuse'. This content can be shared in a multitude of ways including, in-person, through texts, emails and messages, on social media platforms, porn sites and in group chats. This crime can be committed by anyone and anyone can be a victim. If you have been a victim, please remember this isn’t your fault and you haven’t done anything wrong. 

Is it against the law? 

In April 2015, the Criminal Justice and Courts Act made it, 'an offence for a person to disclose a private sexual photograph or film if the disclosure is made without the consent of an individual who appears in the photograph or film, and with the intention of causing that individual distress'. Find out more about intimate image abuse laws in the UK here.

What if I'm under 18 in the content?

The Helpline can only support adult victims of intimate image abuse. If you are under the age of 18, or if you are under 18 in the content which has been shared, this is a very different crime and would need to be reported to another service. Please find advice for under 18s content here. 

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