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. We can help you get the online content removed and explain the options available under the law.
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Advice and information about revenge porn - Netsafe: Online safety for NZ
In this photo, anti-revenge porn advocate Annmarie Chiarini speaks with a reporter after a news conference to announce a bill that would criminalize "revenge porn" - the nonconsensual distribution of ex-significant others' nude photos on the Internet - in Baltimore. Chiarini got behind the cause after an ex-boyfriend took to the Internet to post nude images that she shared with him privately over the course of their relationship. Although it has certainly facilitated personal communication, the increased use of the Internet has also brought about some problems. One is the issue of revenge pornography. Such images are typically circulated by an ex-boyfriend or spouse, seeking revenge because of the end of a relationship.
Revenge Porn: Laws & Penalties
That was just one of the tamer comments that littered the revenge porn thread I found myself on a few weeks ago. Over a six-month period, my images had been posted regularly — all fully clothed, taken from my social media and most with my name, location and age attached. I felt sick. In these threads, individuals trade images of women paired with information that makes them easy to identify.
Organizations that support survivors are still providing help. Get help for workplace discrimination, family law, violence or sexual assault, healthcare, and more. Nonconsensual image sharing, also known as revenge porn, is one place where the digital age and misogyny meet.