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Cyber-Stalking and Internet Harassment

Across the world, more than 2 million women are stalked annually-and many more are harassed via Internet platforms. Conservative statistics estimate 1 in 12 women will be stalked at some point in their lives. Although the proliferation of Internet and social networking Websites or platforms has not impacted the number of stalking cases, digital technologies make it easier than ever to have quick access to a person's private information or location. While the Internet makes stalking easier, it also allows women greater access to laws, organizations, and information that will help them if stalked. As digital technologies continue to change, so do stalking and other harassing behaviors.

Colloquial, Academic, and Legal Definitions of Cyber-Stalking

Because of the newness of the technology that allows its existence, cyber-stalking is ...

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