Reporting sexual violence to dating platforms

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The Australian Institute of Criminology has released new research examining the reporting of dating app facilitated sexual violence to online dating platforms, drawing on a survey of Australian dating app users.

  • The study found overall positive experiences reporting to online dating platforms among victim-survivors, although experiences differed depending on gender and sexual identity. LGB+ women reported the lowest levels of satisfaction with platforms’ responses and heterosexual men the highest.
  • Victim-survivors who were satisfied with how online dating platforms responded to their reports, and who said the platforms had provided them with information about support services, were more likely to say they would report again in the future.

Victim-survivors who said online dating platforms had given them information about support services were also more likely to report to the police.

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