The content and resources on this portal were informed by the latest research on image-based abuse, commissioned by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner in 2017.
This research comprises:
- a national survey of 4,122 online Australians
- qualitative research with 27 female victims and 21 frontline workers
- a digital ethnographic study of online distribution channels.
The national survey was conducted in May 2017. It measures the prevalence, nature and impacts of image-based abuse among the population in Australia, as well as actions taken by victims and the types of information and support needed. It also examines general community attitudes and bystanders’ responses to image-based abuse.
The national survey provides the first nationally representative indication of the prevalence and nature of image-based abuse among adult Australians who are active online.
Based primarily on the national survey, the Office has developed the following infographics and report:
Prevalence & pathways infographic
Image-based abuse affects a wide range on Austalians.
Impacts & needs infographic
A high proportion of those targeted have suffered serious impacts.
Bystanders have an important role to play in combatting IBA.
IBA National survey summary report
Research sheds light on the diversity of contexts in which IBA is occurring.
IBA Qualitative summary report
This report covers different views, attitudes and experiences of image-based abuse.