When we see an image or a video that makes us laugh, and share it we're not always thinking about the person in it. In many cases, we need to stop and think about what we're sharing.
Don’t be a bystander online
If an intimate image is shared
Once you share an intimate image of yourself you can no longer control who sees it but you still have rights. If an intimate image or you or someone you know is shared without consent notify the website hosting the material immediately.
Check for a complaint button or facility to notify them if it’s a social network. If it’s a website contact the publisher/management of the site. Be very clear this content is a breach of your privacy. If the you or your friend is under 18 years-old, the law is fairly clear about the fact that these are images of minors. The law is a bit behind in Ireland if you are over 18 but there have been prosecutions in the UK in the last few years and so law will catch up here.
If you know who shared it in the first place, contact them directly. Demand a list of everyone/or site they have shared or sent these to.
Take screenshots of what’s online without your consent. Do the same with your complaints and requests of sites and individuals for a record. in case you need to bring this to the guards.