Digital/Tech abuse

Digital/Tech abuse is when someone uses technology to monitor, control, threaten, or harass someone. An abuser might do any of the following:

  • They constantly send you messages or call you. 
  • They post sexual content of you online without your agreement. 
  • They control your digital devices, such as by checking your smartphone or computer all the time. 
  • They install spyware on your devices to secretly give them information about you.
  • They use technology to track where you are.
  • They control your bank accounts through online banking. 
  • They create fake accounts pretending to be you on social media. 
  • They “troll” you through social media by posting insulting or demeaning comments about you. 
  • They use smart home devices (such as doorbell cameras, smart speakers, smart thermostat) to control or harm you. 


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