Sam's story

These are real life stories of women who have experienced online abuse.

For safety, all stories have the names of the people involved changed, and the videos use actors.

Sam and Alex had been friends for years, and things became intimate between them after a party one night. Sam found out that Alex had taken photos and uploaded them without her consent along with her name and phone number. He was also texting her, abusive messages.

This video looks at how Sam dealt with this, including how she approached having the images taken down.

The case study is a re-enactment of real life experiences. Sam and Alex are played by actors.

If these stories trigger a strong response in you, please go to our Support page.

If you are in an abusive relationship and want to leave contact 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) before you act. They will help with safety planning.

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