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The rise of online abuse in lockdown: Part 2, how to deal with stalking – Alicia Mendonca-Richards

One of the many unfortunate side effects of life in lockdown has been an increase in online abuse, with police,cybersecurity firms and charities alike reporting an increase in online stalking and harassment, as well as a surge in cases of revenge porn. Lockdowns cause internet use and screen time to increase, while making it harder for victims to conceal their location or avoid social media. As a result, not only is online abuse more frequent, but its effects can be even more devastating. Continue reading

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