DOMESTIC violence perpetrators are using “revenge porn” to humiliate and harass victims or to keep them trapped in abusive relationships by threatening to post intimate images online.
A national portal to help victims of revenge porn remove images from the web will be developed as part of COAG’s third action plan to address violence against women and children.
DOMESTIC violence abusers are increasingly using spyware, GPS tracking on phones and family internet accounts to stalk and harass women, Australia’s first DV tech safety summit has been told
Such advice contributes to the shaming and humiliation of victims by placing the responsibility back onto them for their humiliation.
South Australian legal services say up to 90 per cent of domestic violence cases involve technology.
Experts say that harassment via text is becoming an increasing problem in Australia — but hi-tech harassment doesn’t stop there.
Frontline domestic violence workers in the ACT will be trained to protect women whose violent ex-partners have used technology to stalk, intimidate and harass them.
Revenge porn laws are urgently needed in Australia, according to Dr Anastasia Powell, whose research with Nicola Henry, found significant levels of image-based sexual abuse.