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This summer in the UK can criminalize threats to publish personal correspondence and intimate photos without the permission of the owner. Now this kind of cyberbullying have thought to equate to sexual violence. About it writes edition The Telegraph.
Now in England and Wales for the publication of intimate photos of others you can get up to two years in prison, in Scotland — five years. Introduced in the UK against the background of the pandemic coronavirus quarantine revealed a new problem: counseling services received a record number of hits after threats and pressure from the recipients of intimate correspondence.
As explained by the publication Dazed Manager of counseling services Sophie Mortimer, locked in isolation with relatives or abusalama people have become more vulnerable what accounts for the increase of cases of domestic violence. The reason porn revenge she called negligence with online Dating, all of often the source in the Network is not who he says he is.
According to Professor of law at the University of Durham, Claire McGlynn, an increase of virtual violence was the consequence of the increased use of the Internet and social networking in quarantine. She explained to the BBC that the stress, problems and depression that have arisen in the midst of a pandemic could exacerbate abusive tendencies in mentally unstable partners.
Sophie Mortimer advised people faced with threats to publish private messages and photos, contact the support, as well as to remove intimate correspondence.
Earlier, 37-year-old father of the family told me about how 19-year-old friend of his daughter was to send him intimate photos and have signs of attention, and he blocked it. The man turned to Network users for advice.
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