Cyberstalking Study reveals alarming trends

Cyberstalking is on the rise and women, senior citizens and children are the most likely targets. Women are also becoming a more likely cyberstalker, as well, with the percentage of known female cyberstalkers increasing from 25% to 40% in the last year. But there are ways to prevent cyberstalking and harassment and self-defense steps you can take if you become the victim of cyberstalking or harassment.

Bottomline, if they can't find you offline, you are much safer. A recent decision by a judge interpreting a statute designed to protect copyright owners, seriously jeopardizes the safety of all Internet users if a predator is willing to lie on a form. That form allows them to demand that the persons ISP turn over all contact information, name, address and telephone number.

To learn more about this decision and its impact on all Internet users, click these links.

Follow this link to learn more about this decision and its impact on all Internet users >>

Follow this link to view WiredSafety's Cyberstalking Study >>

Follow this link to view the transcript from the April 17, 2003 Press Meeting >>

Follow this link for WiredSafety's Cyberdating Safety Tips >>

Follow this link to take part in the Cyberstalking Survey >>

Follow this link to find out what to do if you are being Cyberstalked >>

Follow this link to read questions and answers about Cyberstalking >>

Follow this link to read about the crime of Cyberstalking >>

Parry Aftab
Executive Director
WiredSafety Group

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April 21st 2003
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