Revenge Pornography and Minors
A report has been released today by the BBC, who analysed Freedom of Information requests from 31 Police forces in England and Wales between April and December, in relation to the new Revenge Porn Legislation.
There were 1,160 reported incidents, including 30% of offences involving young people under 19.
She said being a victim was a “hugely distressing, damaging and violating experience”.
She said: “The effect on victims is often pervasive and long-lasting.
“Whilst they have been the victim of a crime, often individuals internalise feelings of guilt and shame, which can negatively affect an individual’s sense of self-worth and self-esteem.
“Victim-blaming attitudes only exacerbate these feelings. Some feel so isolated and overwhelmed they consider suicide.”
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