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Cyberflashing is now a criminal offence – but the normalisation of this behaviour among young people needs to change

By Jessica Ringrose, Professor of the Sociology of Gender and Education, Institute of Education, UCL
Kaitlyn Regehr, Associate Professor and the Deputy Programme Director of Digital Humanities in the Department of Information Studies, UCL
In March 2024, a 39-year-old man became the first person in England and Wales to be convicted of the new offence of cyberflashing, part of the Online Safety Act. He had sent unsolicited photos of his genitals to a 15-year-old girl and a woman.

Cyberflashing now being a criminal offence is a welcome change, and the…The Conversation

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