At present, there is no specific offence of ‘cyber-flashing’ but this behaviour can potentially fall within the offences of harassment or public nuisance. If you receive an obscene picture from a stranger in this way, whilst you are travelling on the rail network, take a screenshot of the photo and report the incident to the British Transport Police.
This will stop your device receiving AirDrop requests.
In order to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of cyber-flashing over AirDrop, you can turn Airdrop off on your iPhone when you are not using it:
1 Go to Settings > General > AirDrop
2 Choose the option – Receiving Off
Rachelle in this piece illustrates the indecent exposures many women face on a daily basis, it is an indecent assault. Using her wit and her creativity, she takes a real life message she received and changes it into a message for women out there to open the discussion through her artistic practice to the masses. The sexual arousal from indecent exposure for the criminal turns into the exposure of his perversion from the side of the survivor of his assault. Rachelle hopes that this piece creates understanding and awareness of this crime that is never really taken seriously by law because surely a ‘dick pic’ is ok as they are not physically hurting you – no, it’s wrong regardless and it’s a sex crime.
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