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Digital Stalking 01.02.12


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Perpetrators of domestic abuse are increasingly using home computers or mobile phones to track and intimidate their victims. Women need to be aware of the possibility that spyware may be downloaded on their PC, laptop or on their childrens' computers, or that apps on their phones may be giving away more information than they think.

Digital stalking: a guide to technology risks for victims

Women’s Aid has teamed up with national stalking charity Network for Surviving Stalking to launch a practical guide for victims of stalking. ‘Digital stalking: a guide to technology risks for victims’ is an important resource for all stalking victims, including the many survivors of domestic violence who are being stalked by an ex-partner. It explains the wide range of technological risks for those being stalked, including use of Spyware on personal computers, tracking devices on mobile phones and tracking of information through social networking sites.

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