It's a fact: photos and videos of a private nature (nude or suggestive) are increasingly being exchanged electronically, between lovers. But unfortunately not all amorous relationships are eternal, unlike data posted on the internet, if it is not deleted.
The problem with these photographs often occurs in the event of a split: thoughts of revenge can take over and the photos which were intended to remain private end up on the web, accessible to the whole world. And with the possibilities of sharing, it is very difficult, even impossible, to keep control over the distribution of these images or videos.
Even if "time-limited" sharing apps are flourishing and provide an additional guarantee that the photo is not distributed all over the place, a malicious person will always find a way to use it improperly.
- Even if you feel good about things, always bear in mind that the photo or video could be transferred or published against your will and without you realising it.
- Imagine what would happen and how you would feel if your parents, friends or people at your school saw a photograph of you scantily clad. Preserve your privacy.
- If photos of you are posted against your will, you can always contact the site owner to get them removed or at least to get information about how to proceed.
- If photographs or videos of you are circulating against your will, you can complain to the person who posted or shared them.