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147: Intimate image abuse in adults and under 18s: A comparative analysis of cases dealt with by the Revenge Porn Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline

SWGfL in partnership with the University of Exeter Economic and Social Research Council (October, 2019)

A summary of a qualitative study comparing intimate image abuse in Under 18s and adults. Data from the Revenge Porn Helpline and Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) (based at South West Grid for Learning) were analysed. Four months of call and email case notes were sampled from each helpline. Individual contacts to the helplines were analysed using a thematic, inductive approach in order to investigate potential relationships between intimate image abuse in adults and under 18s, including effects on victims and perpetrator motivations.