The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (the eSafety Office) has released a pilot portal for reporting instances of the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. This is commonly referred to as image-based abuse or revenge porn.
16 October 2017
Image-based abuse is increasingly prevalent in Australia and involves sharing or threatening to share intimate photos or videos of someone without their consent. One in five women aged 18 to 45 and one in four Indigenous Australians have reported experiencing this kind of abuse.
The new portal is a world first and will provide immediate and tangible support for victims of image-based abuse and resources to help victims take back control.
The pilot phase of the portal will assess the volume and type of reports received, before a formal launch in early 2018.
The eSafety Office has also developed a range of other initiatives to keep Australians safe online including a portal to provide parents and carers with advice on online safety issues and a dedicated women’s online safety website.