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What to do when an abuser uses technology against you

Abusers and criminals use technology to threaten, harm and steal from others.

Technological innovations have changed our lives—in many ways for the better. The connections and convenience that technology offers, however, also make it easier for abusers and criminals to threaten, harm and steal from others.

A 2014 Safety Net Project survey found:

  • 79% reported that abusers monitor survivors’ social media accounts
  • 96% reported that abusers harass their victims using text messages
  • 57% reported that abusers use social media to impersonate others
  • 67% reported that abusers track or stalk people through social media

In light of these startling statistics, we’ve compiled some tips to help you protect your identity and privacy from abusers and other bad actors.

Learn more: Cybersecurity Awareness Month