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It may be helpful to find out how other people have dealt with image-based abuse. The real stories others have told eSafety can be a good reminder that you’re not alone.
You can also follow the links to further advice about preventing and dealing with online abuse, suited to your own situation.
This may help you feel more in control, now and in the future.
- Our Domestic and family violence advice is about how to deal with image-based abuse that’s part of domestic and family violence, including safety planning before taking steps to get the content removed.
- Our pages for young people have tailored advice on what to do if:
- Our Adult cyber abuse section explains what to do if someone has used the internet to send, post or share content that is harmful to the physical or mental health of someone who is 18 or older.
- There are tailored tips for women about how to stay safe online. Women In The Spotlight includes information about how to manage the impacts for women who experience online abuse as part of their work.
- There is specialist advice for First Nations people, LGBTIQ+ people and people living with disability.
- We also have online safety advice translated into languages other than English.
If you’re supporting someone else:
- Our page on How to help someone deal with image-based abuse has useful advice.
- You can also find tips on our page for parents and carers about sending nudes and sexting.
Find out how to prevent the intimate images or videos being shared elsewhere:
- If you’re under 18, you can use takeitdown.ncmec.org – a free online tool that prevents the intimate image or video being shared on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Yubo, OnlyFans and Pornhub.
- If you’re 18 or older, you can use StopNCII.org – a free online tool that prevents the intimate image or video being shared on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Bumble, OnlyFans and Reddit.