Sophie Maddocks is a digital rights advocate and doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work charts the alarming rise of cyber-sexual violence and its impact on adolescent girls. 

Sophie's research on abusive social media trends, deep fakes, image-based abuse, and trolling has been published in various peer-reviewed academic journals.  

Whether you’re a developer trying to make your product safer or an educator building critical media literacy, Sophie would love to collaborate with you to challenge emerging norms and build a safer internet.



If you are experiencing online abuse or intimate privacy violations, please know that you are not alone.  You can reach out, or use these resources from Glitch UK to find support.