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Cyberflashing to become a crime under new law

Written on 14 March, 2022

Cyberflashing to become a crime under new law 1Cyberflashing is to become a criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years in jail under government plans to strengthen the upcoming online safety bill which will contain substantial changes from its draft version when it is published this week.

Three-quarters of girls aged 12-18 have been sent unsolicited nude images of boys or men, according to research published in 2020.

Perpetrators of this offence, which involves offenders sending unsolicited sexual images to people via social media, dating apps, or across sharing devices like Bluetooth and Airdrop, could face up to two years behind bars.

The Harmful Sexual Behaviour support service has been provided in response to the concern of harmful sexual behaviour within schools. As well as this, to support professionals with advice and guidance around handling these types of incidents.

It is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday. Those who need advice can either email on [email protected] or phone 0344 2250623.

You can find out more here: Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service