Image-Based Sexual Abuse: A Snapshot of New Zealand Adults’ Experiences

Pacheco, E., Melhuish, N. & Fiske, J. (2018). Netsafe. (2019). Image-Based Sexual Abuse: a Snapshot of New Zealand Adults’ Experiences; ISBN: 978-0-473-46717-3

11 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2019 Last revised: 30 Mar 2019

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Edgar Pacheco

Netsafe, New Zealand

Neil Melhuish

Netsafe, New Zealand

Jandy Fiske

Netsafe, New Zealand

Date Written: January 23, 2019

Abstract

This report presents findings from a larger quantitative study about New Zealand adults’ experiences of harmful digital communications. The report focuses on the prevalence of image-based sexual abuse (IBSA), and people’s attitudes regarding different aspects of it. The findings described in this report are based on data collected from a nationally representative sample. We conducted a survey-based study with 1,001 adult New Zealanders. Fieldwork took place between 30 May and 1 July 2018. The objectives of the IBSA questionnaire were to gauge prevalence among adult New Zealanders: both self-reported personal experiences and involvement with this behaviour. It also sought to explore participants’ level of agreement with IBSA related issues. The margin of error for this study was +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence level on total results. This study is the first of its kind conducted in New Zealand.

Keywords: image-based abuse, revenge porn, online harassment, revenge pornography, adults, New Zealand, quantitative research, survey, digital communications

Suggested Citation

Pacheco, Edgar and Melhuish, Neil and Fiske, Jandy, Image-Based Sexual Abuse: A Snapshot of New Zealand Adults’ Experiences (January 23, 2019). Pacheco, E., Melhuish, N. & Fiske, J. (2018). Netsafe. (2019). Image-Based Sexual Abuse: a Snapshot of New Zealand Adults’ Experiences; ISBN: 978-0-473-46717-3 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3315984 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3315984

Edgar Pacheco (Contact Author)

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Neil Melhuish

Netsafe, New Zealand ( email )

PO Box 124
Shortland St
Auckland, 1140
New Zealand

HOME PAGE: http://netsafe.org.nz

Jandy Fiske

Netsafe, New Zealand ( email )

Wellington
New Zealand

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