- Online Safety Bill includes the new CyberFlashing offence
- Maximum sentence of two years in prison
- Part of wider Government efforts to ensure laws keep pace with emerging crimes

What is CyberFlashing?
Cyber Flashing is when someone sends unsolicited (without consent) nudity and yes, that includes uploading to websites where nudity is not permitted and that of course includes OstoDate also.

Is CyberFlashing illegal?
Cyberflashing has been illegal in Scotland since 2010, however, there had been no specific legislation against it in England and Wales. On Sunday 13 March 2022, it was announced that cyberflashing would become a criminal offence, with those found guilty facing up to two years in prison.

How serious is CyberFlashing?
It is very serious and can put you behind bars for up to two years.

Why is CCD so hot on below waist nudity?
We have always been anti-nudity and now through legislation of the Online Safety Bill will also put more legal responsibility on social media platforms, search engines and other websites or apps which host user-generated content to tackle a range of illegal and harmful content on their services.

What the Government Says
If you would like to read more about this, straight from the horses mouth, you can visit the Government's own page by clicking here.

Further Reading
Read the CCD Content Standards - click here
Read the CCD Image Standards - click here

In the News
The Guardian - click here
Sky News - click here
Metro - click here
The Independent - click here
National World - click here