This campaign arises from the global necessity to stop the victimization of people of all ages, mainly women, whose privacy is violated by the unauthorized dissemination of intimate pictures. This crime is independent of victims’ knowledge of the existence of the images, their consent on these being taken or the fact that they were self-taken. Furthermore, spreading images in which the disseminator is also part of the content does not exempt the him or her from committing a crime. Hence the slogan of the campaign: “The fact that she allowed you to record yourselves in privacy does not give you the right to share those images, even though you are also part of them”.
This cybercrime has various factors that have contributed to its rise, and it also results in multiple consequences for victims. Women of all ages are not only the most common victims of this type of cybercrime, but also the subjects of other sorts of victimization, such as digital lynching (among adults) or cyberbullying (among early ages).
A significant example of this problem is the poorly named “revenge-porn”, an action in which an individual(most often a man) distributes sexually explicit content of their sexual partner with the intention to hurt or coerce that person. However, we must change this term, since the term “pornography” is related to voluntary exposition, while the activity discussed here is the non-consensual distribution of intimate content that has nothing to do with pornography or its industry.
It is needless to say that although it is essential to know both the risks of sexting and the strategies to reduce them before making decisions, the focus needs to be on those committing the crime and those who take part in it through the continued sharing of the explicit content. This is the answer.
If you want to contact the entities involved in the campaign, you can write an email to the following mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The non-consensual distribution of images involves the violation of the people in those images, and therefore, it is punished by law, especially if minors are involved.
There is a clear culprit in this type of cybercrime: the person violating the victim's privacy by divulging the content. Nevertheless, the ones that redistribute the content are also accomplices of the crime.
This is a growing cybercrime phenomenon that especially affects women, who now start sexting at a younger age. The abundance of smartphones connected with a flat rate, the normalization of some intimate practices watched on the internet and a sexist society create the perfect breeding ground.