How to protect yourself from cyberstalking and cyberbullying

Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
PSU Ballroom West

Cyberstalking and cyberbullying are becoming all too common in the lives of many Americans, especially students. These practices are often used to silence members of our society, causing them to shy away from social interaction. Human trafficking and an increasing number of suicides in people under age 30 have been associated with these tactics. Hate speech is often directed at women who are activists, politicians and journalists simply on the basis of gender. Blackmail (doxing) is used to punish women, sometimes including ‘revenge porn’ sites. What advice and resources are available to help students and others who are targets and victims of social media bullying, cyberstalking and human trafficking?