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Dr Ann Olivarius discusses landmark cyberflashing conviction with Ayesha Hazarika on Times Radio Drive

The UK’s first conviction for cyberflashing – a new offence under the Online Safety Act – has raised fresh questions about the laws that protect us from online harms.

Research commissioned by dating app Bumble shows nearly half (48%) of people aged 18 to 24 have received unsolicited sexual images in the past year. The distress caused by these images can leave a lasting impact, affecting victims’ sense of security and changing the way they interact with others online.

Dr Ann Olivarius joins Ayesha Hazarika, host of Times Radio Drive, to discuss the significance of the first conviction for cyberflashing and the scope of the Online Safety Act when it comes to punishing online harms.

Listen to the full discussion below:

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