Sexting Safety – Research & Resources
CyberTip.ca – Non-Consensual Distribution of an Intimate Image – If you have shared an intimate/sexual picture or video with a person, or if you know that someone has such a picture/video of you, and that picture/video is being shared with others online or by phone (or you are worried this may occur), there are steps you can take to regain control over the situation.
NeedHelpNow.ca – Help stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos – If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it.
ProjectShift.ca – Practical Tips and Tools for Supporting Girls and Young Women Navigating Life Online – A woman-centred digital literacy resource to help adults support girls and young women experiencing cyber-violence in a compassionate and non-judgmental way.
GenderIt.org – Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images – The site is meant to be a think tank OF and FOR women’s rights, sexuality, sexual rights and internet rights activists, academics, journalists and advocates.
DMCA Takedown Services – Digital Media Copyright Act Services – DMCA.com is a service that provides its customers with a variety of tools to help detect theft of online material that has occurred, to have it removed, and to prevent it from being posted in the future.
E-Safety Commissioner of Australia – International Resources for Image-Based Abuse – This site provides access to international resources listed by country to help combat image-based abuse.
Articles and Studies
Aceng, Sandra. “Revenge Porn”: The Understanding and Impact of Non-Consensual Intimate Images (NCII) Violence. Impakter. August 2, 2019.
Balakrishnan, Anita. “Judges issuing harsher revenge porn sentences in Canada”. Law Times. May 22, 2019.
Dodge, Alexa. (2019). Nudes are Forever: Judicial Interpretations of Digital Technology’s Impact on “Revenge Porn”. Canadian Journal of Law and Society. 10.1017/cls.2019.4.
Johnson, M., Mishna, F., Okumu, M., Daciuk, J. (2018). Non-Consensual Sharing of Sexts: Behaviours and Attitudes of Canadian Youth, Ottawa: MediaSmarts.
MacGregor, Lisa. “More teens are sexting and sharing sexts without consent: University of Calgary study”. Global News. February 26, 2018.
Ruvalcaba, Y., & Eaton, A. A. (2019). Nonconsensual pornography among U.S. Adults: A sexual scripts framework on victimization, perpetration, and health correlates for women and men. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication.