Safer Scotland Intimate Image Abuse Campaign.

Sharing, or threatening to share, intimate images without consent is a crime that can come with a five-year prison sentence.

If you have been a victim of ‘revenge porn’ or ‘the non-consensual sharing of intimate images’, please don’t delay in seeking help due to the current coronavirus situation. The Police and support services are there to help you.

Support if someone shares your intimate picture without permission

Intimate images can be shared in a number of ways, for example by text, social media or showing a physical or digital copy to another person.

What are intimate images?

Intimate images can be pictures or videos of you doing something normally done in private. You may have agreed to the pictures being taken, but you didn’t agree to them being shared with others.

An intimate image could show:
  • you taking part in a sexual act
  • your genitals, buttocks or breasts exposed in a private place (for example, at home)
  • you wearing only your underwear in a private place (for example, at home)
Report it to the police

The police recognise revenge porn as a serious form of abuse. Report someone sharing or threatening to share an intimate image without consent by calling 101 or in an emergency phone 999.

You can find out further information on reporting Intimate Image Abuse here. 

You can also Report Intimate Image Abuse here at Report and Support. The University is here to support you.
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