Sites related to cyberstalking and/or online harassment. Cyberstalking is the use of the internet to stalk another person. Cyberstalking involves harassing or threatening behavior that an individual engages in repeatedly after being told that his or her contact is not welcome.
Jayne Hitchock's battle with Usenet spammer Woodside Literary Agency began in 1996, and continued into 2002 with her cyberstalkers sentenced to prison and probation on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, perjury and making false statements to a federal officer. Hitchcock's site details the case from start to finish, and shows how it led to new laws making cyberstalking a criminal offense in New Hampshire (USA).
Briefly addresses cyberstalking and online harassment, with links to other sites with more in-depth articles.
Support for victims of a cyberstalker. Provides tips for online safety and computer security as well as emotional support.
Report on a study by forensic psychologist Leroy McFarlane and author Paul Bocij. This study aimed to identify a classification of cyberstalkers by interviewing victims. Twenty-four participants were interviewed and their responses logged on a 76-item Cyberstalking Incident Checklist. A typology of cyberstalkers was developed.
A volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims. WHOA has also formulated voluntary policies which they encourage online communities to adopt in order to create safe and welcoming environments for all Internet users. Information only.
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