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Child 'revenge porn': What you need to know

An exclusive investigation by Good Morning Britain has revealed that children as young as eight are being humiliated, harassed and bullied on social media platforms, with sexually explicit images of them being shared by other teens.

After making a Freedom of Information request to all police forces in England and Wales, our findings were shocking. Of the 43 forces, 38 responded to our request and 2,130 cases of revenge porn, with one in six involving under-18s.

What is revenge porn?

The term 'revenge porn' applies to the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person without their consent and with the purpose of causing embarrassment or distress.

The images are sometimes accompanied by personal information about the subject, including their full name, address and links to their social media profiles.

I think what you've uncovered is so many people are not reporting these things because of the problem of feeling as though they won't be taken seriously or the recriminations that might happen as a result

Maria Miller MP

Helplines

Find details of local Rape Crisis helplines and services near youFreephone: 0808 802 999912-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day, and 3-5.30pm weekdays

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19Freephone: 0800 1111

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