The growing reach of the Internet and the rapid spread of information through mobile devices has presented new opportunities that could put some women at risk, so it’s important to be mindful of the dangers.
The act of harassing, threatening and intimidating someone online. It is very common on the web and 2.5 million cases are reported each year in the US alone. Almost 60% of cyberstalking victims are women.
You could be at the risk of being robbed, physically or sexually assaulted.
When a person uses the name or persona of someone without their consent with the intent to harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten. 2.7 million identity theft and fraud reports were received in 2017.
By using your real name and photos, an imposter is able to friend people in your real life social network, and then post harmful and untruthful content about you.
It’s where the user poses as someone else, using social media sites. They tend to use fake names, photos, and locations. They will often approach the victim as a love interest or a mutual friend. 53% of people add some element of lie for dating.
Person rushes to move in a relationship in order to achieve their goal.
Typically occurs when someone collects another’s private personal information, such as a home address, contact information or social security number, and subsequently broadcasts or “outs” that information to the public without permission. 16.3% of women are victim of doxing.
It’s difficult to take down your information – and is therefore available for anyone with malicious or reckless motives to see, find, and use against you.
Swatting is the harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service (via such means as hoaxing an emergency services dispatcher) into sending a police and emergency service response team to another person's address. There are more than 400 swatting attacks each year.
It causes money and tax dollars to be wasted by the city or county when responding to a false report of a serious law enforcement emergency.
The act of someone making unsolicited comments in an online community that is random or controversial, in order to provoke emotion. One in ten women gets trolled online.
A person might take offense or get hurt to a point where he would start disassociating him or herself with that community.
Revenge porn or revenge pornography is the distribution of sexually explicit images or video of individuals without their permission. 90% of revenge porn victims in CCRI’s sample were women.
A violation of trust such as this can leave a scar that then has the potential to negatively impact the victim psychologically and jeopardize future relationships.
Where a female member of the SNW may be attacked by a group of perpetrators both in the community wall and also in her own message board.
The victim may suffer from emotional suffering, depression, and anxiety.
Emotional breakups may lead the male member to spread lies about the female member to other members through his own posts, community walls etc.
The victim may suffer from anxiety and get suicidal.
VPN hides your physical location. Your actual IP address is masked and cannot be tracked
VPN encrypts all of your data transmissions making it harder to hack into your computer or your phone
Remotely planting malware on your devices becomes difficult as locating your real IP address is next to impossible
Even if someone planted malware on your devices, VPN encrypts all of your data, meaning that any data that was exposed via malware would still be unreadable