Reports of ‘revenge porn’ skyrocketed during lockdown, we must stop blaming victims for it

Coronavirus has meant more time at home, more time online and more image-based abuse.

Perpetration rates were highest among men in their 20s and 30s, with one in three men aged 20 to 29 years disclosing they had engaged in these behaviours.

In Australia, we have specific laws across the country criminalising image-based abuse, except in Tasmania.

If you’re a victim of image-based abuse, you can document the evidence and report to police, and through the eSafety Commissioner’s online portal to request the images are removed. In over 90% of cases, the eSafety Commissioner is successful in image removal.

Source: Reports of ‘revenge porn’ skyrocketed during lockdown, we must stop blaming victims for it

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