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Image-based abuse (also known as ‘revenge porn’) impacts people no matter their age, race, religion, sexual orientation, education or bank balance. 

We have downloadable guides for people who speak English as a second language, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, same sex attracted/gender diverse people, people wanting to offer help and support, and people wanting to make amends for having shared intimate images without consent.

Our quick guides are useful resources for counselling and support services, doctors (especially general practitioners), teachers and frontline workers to give to their patients, students or clients.

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Image-based abuse can happen to anyone.

There’s more help for Australian victims of image-based abuse than ever before.

If you’re a victim of image-based abuse, eSafety can help. 

Image-based abuse is when someone shares or threatens to share your intimate images or videos

An image is intimate if it shows nudity, sexual activity, or a person without religious or cultural clothing they would normally wear in public

It also includes digitally altered images where a person’s image is modified to appear intimate.

It’s happened to one in ten adult Australians and this figure is even higher for some groups such as women aged 18 to 24.

Image-based abuse can take a variety of forms. Ex-partners may do it to shame or get back at someone. 

Friends or peers may do it for social standing, out of social pressure or even for a laugh at someone else’s expense.

Others use it to blackmail, typically for money or more intimate images.

Image-based abuse also frequently occurs as part of domestic or family violence.

No matter where you live in Australia, there are laws to protect you from image-based abuse.

There’s eSafety’s civil penalties scheme, a world first, which covers all of Australia. There are also criminal laws enforced by police.

At eSafety, we work to help victims of all ages experiencing image-based abuse.

We talk through the options, provide support and work to ensure positive outcomes for victims.

This includes having intimate content and offending accounts removed quickly. 

and also taking action against the person responsible. 

To report image-based based abuse or find out more about how eSafety can help, visit our website. 

Overview of image based abuse

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Image-based abuse is when someone shares or threatens to share your intimate images or videos. 

An image is intimate if it shows nudity, sexual activity, or a person without religious or cultural clothing they would normally wear in public.

It also includes digitally altered images where a person’s image is modified to appear intimate. 

To find out more about how eSafety can help, visit our website.

What is image-based abuse?

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Image-based abuse can happen to anyone.

There’s more help for Australian victims of image-based abuse than ever before.

To report image-based based abuse or find out more about how eSafety can help, visit our website. 

Common types of image-based abuse

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Image-based abuse can take a variety of forms, such as blackmail, typically for money or more intimate images. 

To report image-based based abuse or find out more about how eSafety can help, visit our website.

Sextortion

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At eSafety, we work to help victims of all ages experiencing image-based abuse.

We talk through the options, provide support and work to ensure positive outcomes for victims. 

This includes having intimate content and offending accounts removed quickly.

and also taking action against the person responsible. 

To report image-based based abuse or find out more about how eSafety can help, visit our website. 

How eSafety can help

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This video is an animation about image-based abuse. At the start of the video, the Australian government crest is displayed. The eSafety commissioner logo is displayed.

The video shows the impacts of image-based abuse on a diverse cast of individuals. The video also shows perpetrators who vary in age, ethnicity and gender.

At the conclusion of the video, victims contact eSafety and are provided with help and support.

Image-based abuse can happen to anyone. 

There’s more help for Australian victims of image-based abuse than ever before. 

If you’re a victim of image-based abuse, eSafety can help.

Image-based abuse is when someone shares or threatens to share your intimate images or videos. 

An image is intimate if it shows nudity, sexual activity, or a person without religious or cultural clothing they would normally wear in public.

It also includes digitally altered images where a person’s image is modified to appear intimate. 

It’s happened to one in ten adult Australians and this figure is even higher for some groups such as women aged 18 to 24.

Image-based abuse can take a variety of forms. Ex-partners may do it to shame or get back at someone. 

Friends or peers may do it for social standing, out of social pressure or even for a laugh at someone else’s expense. 

Others use it to blackmail, typically for money or more intimate images.

Image-based abuse also frequently occurs as part of domestic or family violence.

No matter where you live in Australia, there are laws to protect you from image-based abuse. 

There’s eSafety’s civil penalties scheme, a world first, which covers all of Australia. There are also criminal laws enforced by police.

At eSafety, we work to help victims of all ages experiencing image-based abuse.

We talk through the options, provide support and work to ensure positive outcomes for victims.

This includes having intimate content and offending accounts removed quickly. 

and also taking action against the person responsible.

To report image-based based abuse or find out more about how eSafety can help, visit our website. 

The video concludes with the eSafety logo and website URL. W W W dot E Safety dot gov dot AU.

Overview of image based abuse (with audio desc)