Four in 10 say they have witnessed peers setting up groups on social media to share sexual gossip or images. The names of the women in the photos had not been scrubbed out. A 'Blokes and Bitches Unite' group of members from either page has 25, members, and also sells custom hoodies. There was a long chain of finger-pointing that eventually led nowhere. The large gathering of boys made me incredibly nervous and I found myself avoiding eye contact with every guy in the room. On it were more than 40 images of other girls at my school, collected throughout the years.
In the days that followed, I remember feeling so helpless that I could not function.
What I learned when naked pictures of me were leaked online
My older sister had to take care of me, reminding me to eat and holding me when I randomly burst into panicked tears. A BGA admin contacted by Hack confirmed this happened, but says the admins had gained the consent of the women in the photos to share them. It is hard to describe my feelings in the moment I found out that boys were showing my pictures around my old school. In October last year, when the group had about 40, members, it had blocked members. BGA is the largest female-only Australian Facebook group. T hree years ago, nude pictures of me made the rounds online. We don't harass anyone we just want to be left alone.