The latest media reports about intimate image abuse
The world of intimate image abuse is fastpaced and ever-changing, keep updated on the latest news and blogs to stay informed.
UK's revenge porn helpline reveals surge in cases
Some 2,050 reports had been made to the Government-funded helpline as of Monday. This represents a 22 per cent rise on the 1,685 reports over 2019 and its busiest year on record. The helpline, run by the charity SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, saw cases almost double in April compared to the same month the previous year - from 122 to 242
17th September 2020
Coronavirus: Revenge porn helpline experiences surge in calls since lockdown
There has been a 22% rise on the 1,685 reported cases last year, making 2020 the busiest year on record.
17th September 2020
Revenge Porn Helpline Offers Resources for Victims of Relationship Retaliation
The Scoop: Perhaps after a breakup, your ex shared private photos taken while you were in the relationship. Or maybe you met someone online who blackmailed you with intimate images taken without your knowledge. No matter the case, UK-based Revenge Porn Helpline aids victims of revenge porn whether they need someone to talk to or want to report their situation to law enforcement. The organization offers advice and resources, posts articles, and answers questions to show victims of revenge porn that they’re not alone or helpless.
10th September 2020
Rise of students posting explicit pictures and videos on OnlyFans platform to fund university costs
Students are funding their university studies by posting explicit pictures and videos to an online subscription service, a survey has found.
9th September 2020
RP Helpline Already Surpasses Total Number of Cases from Last Year
Reports from the Revenge Porn Helpline have shown that in this year already, the total number of cases has surpassed those in 2019, reaching an incredible 1,700 cases by early August. This is a huge number to have on record for this time of the year and goes to show what amazing work the team do in supporting victims of intimate image abuse.
17th August 2020
Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre wins Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence
The Legal Advice Centre based in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has won a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)
6th August 2020
Welcoming new research for victims of image abuse
We always welcome research here – we know that intimate image abuse is very understudied which can leave a lot of the victims feeling overlook and undervalued.
27th July 2020
New Zealand's problem with 'image-based sexual abuse' worse than ever
New Zealand's problem with 'revenge porn' is worse than ever. Netsafe says around 300,000 Kiwis have had intimate images or recordings shared without their permission.
26th July 2020
I was a victim of revenge porn — shown to my grandparents, friends, and family
A Limerick woman, who was the victim of 'revenge porn' is campaigning for a change in laws regarding image-based sexual abuse.
24th July 2020
North Yorkshire Police investigating reports of online thread sharing women's intimate photos
Detectives are investigating reports of women's private photographs being shared on a thread on an online forum.
16th July 2020
“My abusive ex threatened to post my intimate photos online – and it’s still not a crime”
Natasha Saunders explains the impact a threat of revenge porn had on her life
16th July 2020
OnlyFans: 'I started selling sexy photos online after losing my job'
"It was through necessity, I needed an income. It wasn't because I wanted to just get naked or post pictures of myself," says Mark.
14th July 2020
Only six cases of revenge porn in Kent led to an offender being charged or cautioned in the last year
More than 95% of revenge porn cases in Kent in the past year have not led to an offender being charged.
11th July 2020
Activists are still fighting to get revenge porn threats outlawed in the UK
The Domestic Abuse Bill has been amended to ban the disturbing ‘rough sex’ defence, but is yet to make intimate image intimidation a criminal offence
7th July 2020
‘Revenge porn’ victims given new support in Belgium
People in Belgium who have been a victim of “revenge porn” will soon have another method to seek legal action against perpetrators in a confidential way.
30th June 2020
Newham police officer dismissed for asking revenge porn victim to send him naked pictures
A police officer has been sacked without notice for committing gross misconduct, after accusations that he asked a revenge porn victim to send him naked pictures of herself were proven.
18th June 2020