In 2017, Amnesty International polled 4,000 women in eight countries, including the UK and the US, and found that nearly 76 percent of women who had experienced abuse or harassment on a social media platform changed how they used the platform. Around two-thirds of women who experienced abuse or harassment on social media platforms said that they felt a sense of powerlessness after experiencing online abuse. Forty-one percent of women said that on at least one occasion, these online experiences made them feel their physical safety was threatened.
Online violence includes abusive text messages and phone calls, offensive online posts, stalking, threats, hate messages, and the encouragement of self harm.
e-Safety planning will help all women use technology to manage online abuse and to prevent abusers locating them through social media and devices.
e-Safety checklist - for someone else If someone you know is being followed, stalked or controlled through social media or their devices (phones or computers), follow these steps. 1) Safety firs
Securing your accounts and devices A critical part of a good e-Safety plan is making sure that your devices and your email accounts, social networking and any other online accounts are secure so onl
Collecting evidence If technology is being used to abuse, stalk or threaten you, remember that there are laws that can help. In order to prove to police, and the courts, that this is happening, reme
e-Safety Checklist If you think you are being followed, stalked or controlled online, here's what you can do: Use a safe device Search for help, do your banking and any safety planning or pe