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Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and self-harm, study finds

  Children and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behavior, according to a new study. The research also suggests that it is not just the victims of cyberbullying that are more vulnerable to suicidal behaviours, but […]

Tougher penalties for revenge porn offenders who attempt to magnify victim’s humiliation

Revenge porn offenders who send explicit pictures to the families of their victims or who set up websites to magnify their targets’ humiliation will face the toughest penalties under new sentencing proposals. New guidelines have been drafted for courts dealing with defendants convicted of disclosing private sexual images without consent. […]

eSafety Commission launches world-first online portal to fight “revenge porn”

If someone has shared an intimate photo of you without your consent – known as image-based abuse but sometimes called “revenge porn” – the Federal Government wants to help you get rid of it online. Launched today by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, a new and world-first online portal […]

Netherlands new revenge porn law feels like victory: victim

The new government’s plan to make revenge porn a separate and punishable offense, feels like a victory for Chantal from Werkendam – the Netherlands best known victim of revenge porn, her lawyer Thomas van Vugt said to Eindhovens Dagblad. Currently, victims of revenge porn – when an ex or someone […]

California teacher allegedly blackmailed student he molested with revenge porn threats

A California middle school music teacher was arrested on Friday on the suspicion of having a three-year-long sexual relationship with a student and then blackmailing the victim with nude photographs, authorities said. Samuel Neipp, 34, started the relationship while the middle school student was 13 and it continued for three […]