[LISTEN] Accidentally shared a nude on a WhatsApp group? Here's what you can do

Independent social media lawyer Emma Sadlier, says a draft legislation is in the pipeline to criminalise the sharing of nude photographs without consent.

A group of parents recently claimed they are being hounded by strangers after screengrabs of a nude photograph mistakenly shared on their 'Grade 4 Maths' Whatsapp group, was leaked and circulated on social media.

According to News 24, one of the female membersof the group who responded to the woman's photo says she has been receiving calls from men as far away as New Zealand, and has now been forced to change her number.

Sadleir suggests using the 'delete' function on the application if you have accidentally sent a compromising message or image.

Sexting is risky, but if you are going to get involved in sexting, taking intimate content of yourself, be very careful about how you storing that content and who you are sending it to. Make sure you are sending it the right person. An extra technique is to make sure you can't be identified in the picture, make sure your face isn't in the picture.

Emma Sadleir, social media law expert

We have seen the emergence of this revenge porn trend in every country around the world and I think the days of victim blaming and shaming are over. There is one criminal in this whole case and that is the person who took the screengrab, who didn't have the consent of that woman.

Emma Sadleir, social media law expert

We have draft laws in the pipeline in South Africa, both under the cyber-crimes law and under the films and publications act, which will specifically criminilise anybody who shares this content without the consent of the person depicted.

Emma Sadleir, social media law expert

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