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These are real life stories of people who have experienced technology-facilitated abuse.

Sam and Alex had been friends for years, and things became intimate between them after a party one night. Sam found out that Alex had taken photos and shared them online without her consent along with her name and phone number. He was also texting her abusive messages.

This video looks at how Sam dealt with this, including how she approached having the images taken down.

This story is a re-enactment of real-life experiences. All characters are played by actors and the names and personal details of the people involved have been changed to protect their safety.

Sam's story

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Last updated: 05/07/2022