Experts say that harassment via text is becoming an increasing problem in Australia — but hi-tech harassment doesn’t stop there.
Frontline domestic violence workers in the ACT will be trained to protect women whose violent ex-partners have used technology to stalk, intimidate and harass them.
Revenge porn laws are urgently needed in Australia, according to Dr Anastasia Powell, whose research with Nicola Henry, found significant levels of image-based sexual abuse.
Refuges that house victims of domestic violence are increasingly being discovered by perpetrators using "stalker apps" and hidden GPS locators.
A new survey by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre of Victoria (DVRCV) found 98 per cent of domestic violence victims also experienced technology-facilitated abuse.
ABUSERS are using “revenge porn” and turning to mobile phone calls, texts, emails and other technology to torment their victims.
Findings from the Victorian SmartSafe survey reveal that abusers are using technology for 24 hour a day access to abuse, monitor and control women easily and at a distance.
Shannon Perez Derby is interviewed by Alison McCarthy for xoJane about constant text communication and the dynamics of abusive relationships.