Hayley Cooper

'Revenge Porn' - Beware Before Your Share

By Hayley Cooper at 00:00

Channel 4’s recent documentary on this issue highlighted the increasing prevalence of “Revenge Porn” offences due to the explosion of smart phones and the speed and ease at which digital information (including images and videos) can be transferred and viewed online. The documentary suggested that 46% of young people surveyed had sent a rude text. Many did not consider the privacy aspect and repercussions further down the line. The documentary showed that images the journalist uploaded of herself received 13k hits or views in one day and after 3 days the images had been viewed on 43,000 occasions. This demonstrated how quickly the situation can get out of control in the fast developing digital world.

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