“Someone may stalk you by following you or calling you often. Stalkers may also use technology to stalk you by sending unwanted emails or social media messages. About one in six women has experienced stalking in her lifetime. Women are twice as likely to be stalked as men are. Stalking is a crime.” womenshealth.com provides some examples of cyberstalking as follows:
- Sending unwanted, frightening, or obscene emails, text messages, or instant messages (IMs)
- Harassing or threatening you on social media
- Tracking your computer and internet use
- Using technology such as GPS to track where you are
A women’s organization called VPNMENTOR.COM has now come to the rescue of women who have been increasingly under attack across the world on the internet.
In a detailed article called “The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women,” women-writing-for-women pose the question “Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker made a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. The article carefully provides women with a step-by-step guide on how women can protect themselves on the internet.
OUR FREE OPINION
As a father of five daughters in their late twenties (mom died when they were young—we had met in law school,) I think the article is excellent and I hope that the advice is heeded. The net can be a dangerous place.