Electronic abuse: tech being used to stalk and abuse victims

In this day and age cell phones and social media sites are making it easier than ever for people to stalk, harass and abuse their victims.
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In this day and age cell phones and social media sites are making it easier than ever for people to stalk, harass and abuse their victims.
 
This is why women are now being taught to protect themselves from what is being called "electronic abuse".
 
Heading into Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it is important to get this conversation going so victims can help themselves.
 
A brave victim is sharing her story of horrifying online stalking.
 
"I think that the best way to fight back is to make your voice be heard. That person out there is trying to silence you and to take things away from you," said Rhiannon, an online stalking victim.
 
What she has been through is seven years of torment, hundreds of photos turned to pornographic images, thousands of fake profiles created of her and threats.
 
Officials want to spread the word about technology risks, what is making stalking, hacking and tracking easier.
 
What Lieutenant Troy Finley is talking about is the size of a GPS so small that it is easy to miss, the same applies to camera. They could easily be placed in every day seemingly normal items like teddy bears, especially ones that do voices.
 
Simply being aware of what is close to you like your car chargers and computers can make a difference if you are at risk.
 

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