Preventing Image-Based Cybercrime in Australia: The Role of Bystanders

  • Flynn, Asher (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Henry, Nicola (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Research estimates that image-based cybercrime (IBC) against adults affects 1 in 5 Australians, many of whom will discover that images of them have been taken or distributed without their consent by bystanders. This project will gather empirical data about Australians' understandings of IBC, IBC laws, and the role of bystanders in responding to this growing social and legal problem. Informed by focus groups, surveys and stakeholder engagement, the project will generate new, policy-relevant knowledge that contributes to preventing IBC. This includes developing and disseminating a set of resources to Australian organisations to improve understandings of IBC laws and responses to IBC, as well as developing targeted education and prevention strategies, thereby contributing to the prevention of IBC nationwide.
Effective start/end date1/05/1928/02/21