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 Affected by Crime – Revenge Porn

 

 

 

 What is Revenge Porn?

 

 

 

 Revenge porn’ is the posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos online without consent, even if the photograph itself was taken with consent.

 

 

 

 Content is often uploaded by ex-partners, friends or even strangers with an intention to shame or embarrass an individual, linking content to the person’s other online content, such as Facebook, LinkedIn or even work websites, along with personal information including addresses and telephone numbers. Sometimes this content is also directed at family members to cause maximum harm to the victim.  This kind of abuse can have huge consequences upon your mental health and well-being, leaving you feeling distressed, humiliated and alone. 

 

 

 

 Getting images removed:

 

Most websites take Revenge Porn very seriously and take down the images. Report all images that are harming you and look into websites terms and conditions to ensure removal (some websites may charge). However, it is also important to understand Images like this may take a long time before they are removed

 

 

 

Coping if this happens:

 

 

 

Remember, you are not to blame. Whether you trusted another person, or you were unaware these photos were  pictures, or allowed someone else to take them, does not mean that it is your fault that you are in this situation now. . Get some support if you need it.

 

 

 

Be in control:

 

 Ensure that you have got control in your life and keep yourself safe mentally, physically and emotionally. Report all websites that take and share your image.

 

 Remember that you have options There’s a wide range of services and organisations who operate within the UK, who are there to help support you cope with what has happened. If you need support to contact and gain specialist advice and guidance, speak to one our trained member of staff  who will guide you on the options and offer emotional  and practical steps forward.   

 

 

 

 The Staffordshire Victim Gateway and Restorative Justice Service 0330 0881 339

 

 email: help@staffsvictimsgateway.org.uk

 

 For other useful helpline information below:

 

 

 

 Revenge Porn 0845 6000 459

 

 Free, confidential advice and support. Cannot guarantee removal of all images online, they have exceptional partnerships with internet industry partners which minimises the reach, and some of the harm caused by revenge porn.

 

http://www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk/ to read through and take action.

 

 

 

MIND 0300 123 3393

 

 www.mind.org.uk

 

http://nsmind.org.uk/ (NORTH STAFFS)

 

 

 

Relate

 

Counselling for relationships National:

 

Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and Cannock: 01743 344010

 

Lichfield: 01216 431638

 

Wolverhampton: 01902 428447
Uttoxeter: 01332 349177
Burton: 01283 561297

 

 

 

Paladin 0207 840 8960

 

The National Stalking Advocacy Service includes information about problems on Facebook specifically

 

 http://paladinservice.co.uk/advice-for-victims/

 

 

 

 Crime Prevention:

 

 

 

Crime Prevention Information

It may be useful to you to have some advice on crime prevention to see what you can do to protect yourself in the future. You can find lots of useful information on local crime prevention by clicking here: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention

For more help and support on any of the above, please contact Staffordshire Victim Gateway.

 

Crime Prevention

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