online stalker

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online stalker

An individual who attempts to gain the trust of another in chat rooms or by e-mail in order to eventually harass or stalk the victim.
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The Video Professor Protect Yourself Online tutorial will help consumers guard themselves against phishing, cyberstalking, online harassment, and identity theft.
She details a broad range of abusive practices, shares victims' stories (including her own), and offers advice on how to handle privacy invasion, financial scams, cyberstalking, and identity theft.
Some people might think cyberstalking is a joke, but if it didn't happen to them, they can't begin to understand it.
The one area of good news is that most states have criminalized cyberstalking and harassment, which is way up from the 16 states that had such laws in 1998," Aftab added.
In the wake of high-profile cases such as that of Megan Meier, (402) the states are often the leaders in the effort to address issues of cyberbullying, (403) cyberstalking, cyberharassment, and sextortion.
Meanwhile, attacks on individuals range from identity theft, cyberstalking and hacking to the stealing of "valuable data, money or photographs".
The warning comes from the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research, who have published an ebook to coincide with National Stalking Awareness Week, which starts today.
Rantzen, 74, was giving evidence at the trial of Penny Mellor, 53, who is accused of cyberstalking child abuse campaigner Shy Keenan, 52.
Dr Emma Short from the Cyberstalking Research Centre added: "More than 50% of the time, digital abuse is used within domestic violence".
And the Cyberstalking Research Centre said digital abuse is now seen in half of domestic violence cases.
For example, the federal cyberstalking statute, 18 U.