Story seven – Marnie, Year 10 student
"I was the new girl at school. I was having a hard time making friends with the girls, but the boys were nice - they seemed to like me.
One guy I really liked asked me to be his girlfriend. I remember how happy I felt. When he asked me to text him a private pic and told me that no one else would ever see it, I believed him. I thought he was nice and I trusted him.
But he lied. He sent it on to his best friend who shared it with all of his friends. One of them showed it to his sister. She thought it would be funny to Photoshop it to make it more pornographic. Then she shared it with all of Year 10. I was humiliated and embarrassed and everyone started to harass me. At school, on the way home, at night. By email, by text, on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Snapchat. There was no relief. That picture was everywhere."
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