Updated June 13, 2018 06:54:31 While many people assume online predators are simply using their computer to harass or spy on you, there is some truth to that.
In fact, many people are actually getting online predators’ unwanted attentions through their personal email, social media, and text messaging.
But what you need to know about online predators, how to prevent them from getting you, and how to defend yourself against online threats is covered in this series of videos.
What is online stalking?
What is stalking?
Online stalkers are online people who target you by using a variety of methods to harass you online.
In some cases, they’ll post your personal information online to harass, intimidate, or harm you, or to try and trick you into revealing personal information.
They may even post personal details online to try to get you to disclose personal information about them or to send you an unwanted message.
They can also use social media to post personal information and threats about you online without your knowledge.
For example, they may post pictures of your house, contact information for people you know, and other sensitive personal information that could cause a real-life attack.
They’ll post their details online in ways that are easy to find or follow, including through social media and email.
How can you avoid being a victim of online stalking online?
There are a variety, and it varies depending on your situation.
Some people may have a very limited number of friends who know who you are, but they may not have a lot of online friends.
People who use their computers to stalk others may be more likely to share their personal information with strangers online.
Others may use their email and phone to send unwanted messages to people they know.
If you do find a friend or family member who shares your information, you may be able to block or disable their access to your account.
However, many users have difficulty keeping up with this requirement.
Others simply do not feel comfortable doing this, or may be unwilling to take on the responsibility.
Some may even find it difficult to take action because they’re afraid of upsetting someone online.
What are the risks of being a target of online stalkers?
The risk of being targeted online is greater for women, people with disabilities, the elderly, and people with physical or mental disabilities.
It is also more common for people who are disabled to be victims of online abuse.
There are also many online threats of violence against vulnerable people, such as sexual assault and domestic violence.
However there are also some risks of becoming a victim when it comes to online predators.
For more information about the dangers of online harassment, visit our online safety guide.
What can you do if you think you or someone you know has been targeted online?
If you think someone has been a victim or a victimised online, you should report this to police.
If the victim is a minor, report this immediately to the police.
For someone over 18 years of age, report the online abuse to the authorities.
What should you do when someone has threatened to kill you or your family?
Don’t give up.
Speak to a trusted friend, family member, or neighbour, or contact a social media service such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp.
If a friend, relative, or neighbor tells you to leave your home, keep your door unlocked, and try to remain calm and non-aggressive.
If it is too late to report it, call police and report it to the local police.
Some states have laws that require people to stay away from online stalker or online threats until the perpetrator has been arrested.
Others, such the US and Australia, require police to issue warrants for internet access to online abusers.
How do I report online stalking to the law?
It’s important to report any online stalking, or threats of online sexual violence, online at your local police station or online at the national Domestic Violence Hotline, 1800 737 000, or the Sexual Assault Hotline on 1800 737 464.
Some victims report being harassed by online predators in their inboxes and on social media.
Some users may have received an email or text from an online predator asking them to reveal personal information such as personal information, address, or telephone number, or threatening to report their online activity to police if they do not comply.
If your information is published online and it appears to be a threat, call the police and tell them that you received it.
If they don’t respond to you, you can report the incident to the relevant authorities.
For further information on the law and how you can contact the authorities, visit the Australian Federal Police website.
What happens when someone threatens to kill me?
If someone is threatening to kill or kidnap you or people you love, call 911 or report the situation to the appropriate authorities.
Do not go to the location where you suspect the threat has occurred.
Do NOT open any doors that you know may be a potential exit or entrance to the house.
Do your best to keep quiet and not talk to anyone.