‘Revenge porn’ affects one in five Australians

‘Revenge porn’ affects one in five Australians

The first comprehensive research on so-called ‘revenge porn’ has shed light on the “mass scale of victimisation” across Australia and its sometimes devastating impact.

A survey of nearly 4,300 people led by RMIT University and Monash University revealed that 20% of respondents had had images or videos of a nude or sexual nature taken without their consent; 11% had had them shared, and 9% had received threats that images of themselves would be shared.

Men and women were equally likely to be victims but the rate was higher among younger people: one in three teenagers aged 16 to 19 and one in four aged 20 to 29 reported at least one form of image victimisation. Marginalised groups – Indigenous and gay, lesbian and bisexual Australians, and people with a disability – were especially vulnerable.

Guardian, Monday 8 May 2017

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