‘Digital stalking: a guide to technology risks for victims’
This is an important resource for all stalking victims, including the many survivors of domestic violence who are being stalked by an ex-partner.
Women’s Aid teamed up with national stalking charity Network for Surviving Stalking to launch a practical guide for victims of stalking.
The guide explains the wide range of technological risks for those being stalked, including use of Spyware on personal computers, tracking devices on mobile phones and tracking of information through social networking sites.
With over 18% of women and 9% of men experiencing stalking since the age of 16 , stalking affects a wide range of people. However, stalking by ex-partners accounts for the largest group of victims and women are most at risk from physical assault and fatal harm.
There are five types of stalkers identified.