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Understanding youth experiences of image-based sexual harassment and abuse

06 December 2021, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

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This online event will launch a report addressing the online dimensions of sexual violence amongst young people, drawing on the experiences of 480 young people aged 12-18 years from across the UK.

This event is free.

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Tatiana Souteiro Dias

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The report, entitled 'Understanding and combatting youth experiences of image-based sexual harassment and abuse' is authored by Professor Jessica Ringrose (UCL Institute of Education), Dr Kaitlyn Regehr (University of Kent) and Betsy Milne (University of Leicester), in collaboration with the School of Sexuality Education and the Association of School and College Leaders.

The event will outline recommendations and advice to help parents, schools and policymakers identify and respond to image-based sexual harassment and abuse. 

Following a 20 minute presentation of key findings from the research team, the panellists will discuss the importance of addressing these issues of online technologically facilitated sexual violence amongst young people for 5 minutes each. 

The audience will have the opportunity to submit questions to the report authors and to our panellists in advance or during the event.


  • Rt. Hon. Caroline Nokes MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee
  • Soma Sara, Founder and CEO, Everyone's Invited
  • Prof Clare McGlynn QC (Hon), Durham University, a legal expert in image based sexual abuse and cyberflashing
  • Chanel Contos, UCL Institute of Education, Sexual Assault Activist
  • Dr Debbie Ging, Dublin City University, expert in online misogyny
  • Margaret Mulholland, SEND & Inclusion Policy Specialist, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and TES columnist
  • Amelia Jenkinson, CEO of School of Sexuality Education.

The event is open to the public and is of particular interest to schools, school leaders, policy makers and parents.


This launch has been generously supported by:

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