FAQ

WHAT DOES DICKSTINCTION DO?

Dickstinction provides quick legal help with unwanted dickpicks. Our site offers a step-by-step process that helps you create a formal criminal complaint that you can download and file with the public prosecutor’s office in Germany.

WHO IS BEHIND THIS PAGE?

Dickstinction was created in February 2020 at the Berlin Legal Hackathon 2020, where it won the 1st prize.
The Team
  • - Bianca Neumair
  • - Florian Idelberger
  • - Konstantin Königsbauer
  • - Moritz Krüsselmann
  • - Sebastian Reiling
  • - Sebastian Reiling
  • - Tom Löw

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO REPORT UNWANTED DICKPICS?

Sexual offensive behaviour and dickpics in particular are a massive problem on social media platforms. In Germany sending a dickpic to someone who did not ask for it constitutes a criminal offense pursuant to § 184 Nr. 6 StGB ( German Criminal Code). Nevertheless, such offenses are almost never reported and prosecuted. We believe that the consistent persecution of such offenses creates awareness for the problem, acts as a deterrence for offenders and thus hopefully helps to prevent future violations.

WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM MY SIDE?

If you have received an unwanted dickpick, all you need to do is to provide us with a screenshot, some information about the circumstances as well as your name and address. We never save any of your data. We only use it to create the criminal complaint for you.

HOW DO I TAKE A SCREENSHOT?

If you don’t know how to take a screenshot on your device, here are the instructions for iOS or Android devices. In order to serve as proof for your criminal complaint, the following should be visible in your screenshot:
  • - Time and date of the offender’s message
  • - Any responses or previous messages you might have exchanged
  • - The offender’s name/username
  • - Your username

WHAT HAPPENS WITH MY DATA?

We really care about keeping your data private. In accordance with the principle of “privacy by design” we collect as little data as necessary for the execution of our service. Any data you enter is only used to create the criminal complaint as a pdf file. All the data processing is done locally in your browser and no data is transferred to our servers. You can read more about how we handle your non-personal data in our German Data Protection Declaration ( Datenschutzerklärung).

ARE THERE ANY RISKS FOR ME?

If you actually received an unwanted dickpic, the law is on your side. However, it is important to keep in mind that a criminal complaint is a serious matter that should be taken seriously. A criminal procedure has the following risks:
RISK OF FALSE ACCUSATIONS
If you file a complaint that contains false accusations, this itself constitutes a criminal offence with severe legal consequences. Pursuant to §§ 164 GERMAN PENAL CODE (StGB) a false accusation can be punished with imprisonment for up to five years or a fine.
IDENTIFICATION RISK
Within the course of the investigations, there is a certain probability that the offender is informed about your identity. We will do what we can to prevent this.
YOUR ROLE AS A WITNESS
As part of the investigations and possibly a later trial, the authorities may request you as a witness for the legal proceedings.
COST RISK
Our service is without any costs for you. There might be minor costs for you arising from your role as a witness in the investigations and a possible trial against the offender.