What To Do If You’re a Revenge Porn Victim

It’s impossible to argue with the idea that revenge porn is on the rise.

Revenge Porn – the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person without their consent and with the purpose of causing embarrassment or distress

Most people these days have a smartphone, and sharing images, whether on social media or person-to-person, is a very popular activity. If you’ve ever taken a risqué selfie or video, even if you haven’t shared it with anyone, you are at risk of becoming a victim as well. Cell phones and/or cloud storage can be compromised, as was the case with the widespread celebrity hacking case in August of 2014. Romantic partners can turn on you after a breakup.

If you have your intimate photos or video posted online against your wishes (or without your knowledge until now), we are happy to point out a great new resource for revenge porn victims. The folks at nonprofit Without My Consent, a site with a host of resources for situations such as yours, have created a new guide titled the Something Can Be Done Guide. It is the best such document that we’ve seen and covers everything you need to know including your options and what not to neglect doing.

Revenge Porn help

Sections in the guide include:

  • Conversations to have with your lawyer
  • How do I get help with what I’m feeling?
  • Evidence preservation
  • Takedown help
  • Copyright registration

Revenge Porn statsIf you are looking for help and don’t know where to start, this guide is the definitive resource.

If you think you’re alone in experiencing online harassment, rest assured that you aren’t. Without My Consent conducted their own online harassment survey, and it turns out that it is rampant. You can see the complete survey results here.

 

 

 

 

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